"Putting People in the Parks!"
Foundation Vice President
|Laura O'Brien||Stan Oke|
To foster recreation and open space initiatives that enhance residents' quality of life.
Visit www.bataviaparksfoundation.org for more information! Interested in becoming a Parks Foundation Board Member? Submit an application and come to share your experience & skills, by contributing to this organization!
Spend a beautiful autumn morning with the Batavia Parks Foundation for our Community Clean-Up Day! This free fall event is set for 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, October 2, at the Batavia Riverwalk. The event will focus on cleaning up and making repairs along the Batavia Riverwalk. Gloves and tools, along with water and a light snack, will be provided to attendees. Individuals, and members of organizations, are encouraged to attend. Please meet promptly at 8:00 am at Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., and you will be directed to the site. Registration is not required.
Since its inception in 2005, the Batavia Parks Foundation has raised more than $500,000 in funds and completed a number of capital projects. They continue to search for ways to raise funds and to complete projects that will enhance the community.
The return of the Spacenet - dedicated summer 2010
The Peg Bond Center Performing Arts Pavilion - dedicated in summer 2011
The funding of equipment for an 18-hole Disc Golf Course - dedicated in summer 2013
The renovation of the boardwalk at the Batavia Riverwalk - dedicated in fall 2014
The funding of a bulldog statue to serve as the base for the new Pet Memorial Program - dedicated in summer 2015
The success of the Bulldogs Unleashed 2.0 public art fundraising campaign, raising $22,962 for the Foundation in 2018
The application of a new field lime material to Engstrom Family Park ball field in 2019
A Pandemic Scholarship Fund for School Age Children in 2020
As a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, we depend upon your contributions of time, talent, and donations to continue improving and enhancing the entire parks system. Because clean, safe, and active parks are essential to building strong communities, your support impacts not only Batavia 's precious natural resources, but also the citizens' quality of life.
To get started, choose a Fund in which you would like to contribute a green gift:
"I sat on the foundation board for over 14 years and found great satisfaction and fulfillment from serving the community. The reason I become involved and volunteered was, to "give back". Batavia is a special town, and it is a great place to raise a family, socialize, play and learn. As such, I wanted to support an organization that promotes and enhances community spirit and living a healthier lifestyle. The Batavia Parks Foundation is here to serve through the advancement of recreation, a celebration of diversity, stewardship of the environment and enhancement of every citizen's quality of life. Foundation projects and programs mirror my philosophy of providing service with meaning and impact." - Matt Ellman, former Parks Foundation Board Member