Discovery Playground

Opportunities Without Boundaries – where everyone, regardless of ability or disability, is welcomed.

Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Supports New Inclusive Playground in Community Park with a $100,000 Donation

The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation has donated $100,000 towards the construction of a new universal playground in Community Park scheduled to break ground this September 2019. The Lisle Park District plans to renovate and replace the 23-year-old Community Park Playground with a universal, all-inclusive design, where every child & adult, regardless of ability or disability is welcomed and benefits physically, developmentally, emotionally, and socially from the environment.

With an approximate budget of $550,000 for the playground, the foundation was very excited to jump start the project with a $100,000 donation and be a part of this remarkable and life-changing experience that will benefit everyone. The remainder of the costs will further be reduced by non-tax dollars through an agreement between the Village of Lisle and Marquette Companies for the Marq on Main apartment and retail complex in downtown Lisle. The development's associated and agreed upon an impact fee donation to the park district of $324,000, to be split between Marquette Development and the Village of Lisle who has one half of their expense included in the Village’s 2018-2019 budget, was approved on March 19, 2018. Fundraising for the remaining balance of the cost has 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.


You're welcome to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the former playground site in front of Sea Lion Aquatic Park to kick-off construction!

We're joining the park district to officially break ground on Discovery Playground! Attend a short ceremony as we help kick-off the construction of our community's new, universally-accessible playground. The ceremony will take place at the former Lisle Community Park playground site (in front of Sea Lion Aquatic Park, 1825 Short St.) at 10am, Saturday, September 7.

Rain Location: Lisle Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short St.

RSVP to Groundbreaking Ceremony


Discovery Playground Fundraising Thermometer

Help us make the playground a reality & make an impact in our community through a donation today!

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

Learn More about Donor Wall

Learn More about Equipment Sponsorship


Select the button below and enter Discovery Playground in the 'special instructions to the seller' section to donate online through PayPal.

DONATE via PayPal


Select the button below to make a secure, tax-deductible donation through our Facebook fundraiser.

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.


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!

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

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.

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 Activity

Retail Round-Up

Offer your customers an option to round up to the nearest dollar or add on to their bill.

Percentage of Sales

Donate a percentage of revenue from sales during a specified time-frame.


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


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

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


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.

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.

Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management Cindy Biechler Kimmlyn Biedermann & Family Richard Brink
Bank Financial Camp Summer Quest 2019 Carballo Family Carla Cook
Dover Foundation Briana Corso & Porcia Park Matthew Corso Dolores Curbis
Duke Energy Kathy Doheny Sindewald Sara Durkin Kurganov Kerry Elizabeth
DuPage Medical Group The Garvy Family PJ Harrison Tom & Margaret Hough
Lisle Community Service Corporation PJ Jisook Alper April Kalad Bob Klaeren
Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation The Kosartes Family Jim Krane Karyn Labedz
National Association of Realtors Betty Long Jill Magsam Zmaczynski Linnea Matson & Jim Nelson
PiperJaffray Ted McKendall Christy Nader Marc & Pat Newman
Rotary Club of Lisle Martha Nilles Michael & Jennifer Olson Jan Peterson Hincapie
Signature Design Group, Inc. Pratish Pillay Teresa Razma Surdyk David M. Richter
  Kerry Senesac Briana Silver & The Silver Family Margaret Sima
  Donna Sreniawski Cahill Ibrahim & Mariam Syed Kamila ViaDerek
  John J. Waldron, Jr. Patricia Walsh