Make A Contribution

The Decatur Park District’s facilities and parks serve as long-standing community treasures. From the tranquility of Fairview Park to the sights and sounds of Scovill Zoo, the Park District enhances our community’s quality of life. You can perpetuate the tradition of beauty and nature through a gift to the Decatur Parks Foundation. With several giving options, you can honor a friend or family member, celebrate a special occasion, or remember a loved one. Your gift of green will be appreciated for generations to come. Call the Decatur Parks Foundation office at 422-5911.


Planned Giving

Make the gift of a lifetime by including the Decatur Parks Foundation and Scovill Zoo in your will. Call the Decatur Parks Foundation office at 422-5911.


Scovill Zoo Nature Pavers

Construction is under way for the new Nature Paver Plaza at Scovill Zoo, designed as a tribute to our 50th Anniversary, as we PAVE THE WAY to another 50 years!

The plaza at the front entrance to the zoo will also welcome visitors to Project Playground and the new Scovill Sculpture Walk, a highly visible location to recognize your loved ones and show your support for Scovill Zoo. The plaza is scheduled to be completed in May 2017, coinciding with the zoo’s 50th anniversary season of celebration!

A commemorative paver can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one, to commemorate a special occasion, or simply proclaim your family’s love for the zoo. Please refer questions to Jill Applebee at the Decatur Parks Foundation: 217-422-5911 or
Click here to learn more and to order your nature paver online!