Parks are an essential component of what constitutes a great city.  Established as a California not-for-profit, operating under EIN 26-2358338 for the purposes of supporting the objectives of the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation's mission is to enhance, expand, preserve and promote public recreation, parks and open space for the people of Los Angeles. 

What We Do

The Foundation provides support that the City of Los Angeles is unable to offer by raising funds to improve park facilities, enhance park environments, preserve and restore historic elements in our city parks, support sustainability projects and purchase property for future parkland.


Join Us

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation works with companies, both large and small, other non-profits, community groups, sponsors, partners and individuals.  With over 450 parks we seek support for system wide projects and we create partnerships that benefit a single park or meet a specific need. Naming opportunities, sponsorship signage and donor recognition is available. Please help us do more for parks in the following areas of focus:


            Environmental Investments: including water conservation, recycling, solar power

            Community Landscape: park beautification, shade, benches, statue restorations

            Recreational Capital: pool remodels, dog park upgrades, turf soccer fields, court resurfacing            
            Healthier Citizens: creating park walking paths, solar lighting, universal playgrounds

Financial Reports

Click here to view our Annual Report from 2014
Click here to view our Annual Report from 2013
Click here to view our Annual Report from 2012

Click here for the 2015 990 Tax Return
Click here for the 2014 990 Tax Return
Click here for the 2013 990 Tax Return

To view:

LAPF 2016 Audited Financial Statements click here
LAPF 2015 Audited Financial Statements click here
LAPF 2014 Audited Financial Statements click here
LAPF 2013 Audited Financial Statements click here

If you would like to fulfill immediate needs or work with the LA Parks Foundation to do more for our parks, please call our office at 310-472-1990 or contact us via email at info@laparksfoundation.org.

Board of Directors

Lucinda Starrett, Chair
Judith Kieffer, Secretary/Executive Director
David McGowan, Treasurer
Barry A. Sanders, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Denise Booth
Tom Gilmore
Carlyle Hall
Thomas R. Miller
David Nickoll
Randy Paskal
Thomas Safran
Carmel Sella
Edwin L. Solot, Jr.
Candy Spelling
Steve Sugerman
Jonathan Y. Thomas
Jill Werner  


Judith Kieffer, Executive Director
Aurora Colindres, Development Director
Amanda Kelley, Events and Account Manager
Emily Williams, Project Manager
Deanna Wilken, Communications Associate