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 carry on 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 will be appreciated for years 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 has begun for the new Nature Paver Plaza at Scovill Zoo, designed as a tribute to the zoo’s 50th Anniversary in 2017.

The plaza at the zoo’s front entrance also welcomes visitors to Project Playground and the Scovill Sculpture Park.  This highly visible location will allow you to recognize your loved ones and show your support for Scovill Zoo.

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!