NEW! Discovery Playground in Lisle Community Park

Opportunities Without Boundaries

Where everyone, regardless of ability or disability, is welcomed

In partnership with Unlimited Play, we are renovating and replacing the 23-year-old Community Park playground with a universal, all-inclusive design, where everyone, regardless of ability or disability is welcomed and benefits physically, developmentally, emotionally, and socially from the environment. We will begin dissembling the old playground starting September 3, 2019.

With an approximate budget of $550,000 for the project, we hope to fund the playground through donations from local foundations, organizations, businesses, individuals and families, in addition to the $100,000 commitment from the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation and approximately $324,000 in impact fees from the Marquette development in Downtown Lisle. Fundraising efforts for the remaining balance of the cost have already begun, and we are hopeful other businesses, individuals and families will make financial contributions towards making the playground a reality and possibly eliminating the need to complete the playground using any tax dollars.


MAKE AN IMPACT – Donate Now!

Donate Online through PayPal & Facebook or by Check

If you want to join the movement and contribute to Discovery Playground – Opportunities Without Boundaries, please select one of the 3 options below to make a donation – online through PayPal & Facebook or by check through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation.*

All donations over $500 will be recognized on the Donor Wall -or- by sponsoring a piece of equipment!

*Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which means that any contributions made to the organization are tax-deductible.

Learn about Donor Wall

Learn about Equipment Sponsorship


  1. Select the donate button below
  2. Sign in to PayPal
  3. Follow the instructions to make a tax-deductible donation towards the project through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
  4. Enter Discovery Playground in the special instructions to the seller section
  5. Submit payment

DONATE VIA Facebook Fundraiser

  1. Select the donate button below
  2. Follow the instructions to make a tax-deductible donation towards the project through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Facebook Fundraiser
  3. Enter payment information
  4. Submit payment

Donate Via Facebook Fundraiser

Make Check Donations Payable To:
Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
Write in Memo: Discovery Playground

Mail Checks To:
Lisle Park District
Attn: Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL 60532

Questions? Please contact Lisa Leone at or 630-353-4304.

Host a Fundraiser

Whether you are a resident, local business or just supporter of our mission at the Lisle Park District, you can host a fundraiser to raise funds and help us make the new all-inclusive Discovery Playground a reality!

  • Lemonade Stand: Summer is here, and who doesn't love a good lemonade stand on the corner? Feel free to think outside the box and add your own twist!
  • Bake Sale: Who doesn't love a good sweet treat? Host a neighborhood bake sale and donate the proceeds.
  • Garage Sale: Have you been spring cleaning or purging your house after watching Marie Kondo? Then, host a garage sale to get rid of some of your unwanted belongings and donate a percentage of the proceeds.
  • Sales Percentage: Donate a percentage of revenue from sales during a specified time-frame
  • Retail Round-Up: Offer your customers an option to round up to the nearest dollar or add on to their bill.
  • Wall of Explorers: Encourage customers to donate by honoring their own original artwork! When a donation has been collected, reward your customers' philanthropy by displaying their masterpieces in your place of business. Print off this magnifying glass coloring activity to start your very own Wall of Explorers today!

Download Magnifying Glass Coloring Activity

Need some flyers, posters or donation forms? You can download & print marketing materials to help spread the word about Discovery Playground right here.

Download Flyer & Donation Form

Download Poster

Donor Wall

Leave a Legacy...Put your name on our playground! Donor Wall Sponsorships start at $500. Donors will be proudly and permanently recognized in a prominent location on site.*

Donation Amount Donor Level
$500 – $999 Pathfinder
$1,000 – $9,999 Explorer
$10,000 – $24,999 Pioneer
$25,000 & Up Groundbreaker

*Donor wall inscriptions are limited to 20 characters (spaces are considered a character).

Download Donation Form

Equipment Sponsorship Opportunities

Please note that item quantities are limited and may no longer be available – check for 'DONATED' notation below. Lisle Park District will confirm sponsorship upon receipt of both the Donation Form and the gift amount. Equipment may not be identical to photos in this catalog (color variance, etc.).

All donations are tax-deductible. Lisle Park District reserves the right to reject sponsorships.

Download Donation Form

Download Equipment Sponsorship Catalog

Discovery Playground Equipment Items

Gibraltar Summit Apollo Spinner Rail Rider

Biggo Solo Swing Surface Spinner Roller Slide

Concerto Instruments Tikes Peak Play Shade

Team Totter Quantum Slide Tree Climber

Slamom Slide Noodle Roof Lumberjack Climber

Steel Mesh Roof Double Wall Climber Fire Escape Climber

Alex's Lemonade Stand Inclusive Swing Seat

Thank You To Our Donors

We are beyond grateful. Thank you to those who have donated to support the new all-inclusive Discovery Playground in Lisle Community Park. Donors are listed below in alphabetical order.

Businesses & Foundations

Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management Bank Financial Dover Foundation
Duke Energy DuPage Medical Group The Home Depot Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Lisle Lisle Community Service Corporation Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival
Lisle Lions Club Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Mainstreet Organization of Realtors
PiperJaffray Rotary Club of Lisle Signature Design Group, Inc.
Westside Tractor Sales Co.    

Individuals & Families

PJ Jisook Alper Jessica Armour Ardizzone Cindy Biechler
Kimmlyn Biedermann & Family Richard Brink Karen Burris
Donna Sreniawski Cahill Susan Camasta Camp Summer Quest 2019
Kathleen Candler Carballo Family Carla Cook
Don Cook Briana Corso & Porcia Park Matthew Corso
Dolores Curbis The Garvy Family PJ Harrison
Sharon Helderle Jan Peterson Hincapie Tom & Margaret Hough
April Kalad Bob Klaeren The Kosartes Family
Jim Krane Sara Durkin Kurganov Karyn Labedz
Betty Long Andrew Marks Jane Martin
Linnea Matson & Jim Nelson Ted McKendall Catherine Morava
Christy Nader Marc & Pat Newman Martha Nilles
Michael & Jennifer Olson & Family Debbie Pawlowicz Pratish Pillay
David M. Richter Kerry Senesac Todd Shamberg
Briana Silver & The Silver Family Margaret Sima Kathy Doheny Sindewald
Eliot Slavik Teresa Razma Surdyk Ibrahim & Mariam Syed
Lorna Turner Dave VanKampen Kamila ViaDerek
John J. Waldron, Jr. Patricia Walsh Dennis & Kathleen Webb
Jill Magsam Zmaczynski    

To those who have chosen to be anonymous donors and are not listed above, your generous support has not gone unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.