Gift Your Hometown Gear!

December 2, 2022

Check everyone off your list with unique Highland Park gifts and experiences!

Looking for a Gift Item?

Choose from knit caps, hats, mugs, tote bags, blankets, sweatshirts, puzzles, and more from the Park Shop!  Best of all, proceeds from all ParkShop sales go to the Parks Foundation of Highland Park. The Parks Foundation raises funds to ensure that every Highland Park/Highwood resident can access Park District programs and works to support the parks and facilities that bring our community together.

Not sure what to get? Purchase a ParkShop gift card!

Heller Nature Center

  • Apparel: shirts, hoodies
  • Blankets
  • Tote bags
  • Dad hats
  • Knit beanie hats

Rosewood Beach

  • Apparel: shirts, tank tops, hoodies, sweatshirts
  • Tote bags
  • Mugs
  • Beach towels
  • Dad hats
  • Knit beanie hats

Deer Creek Racquet Club

  • Apparel: shirts, hoodies
  • Blankets
  • Mugs
  • Tote bags
  • Dad hats
  • Knit beanie hats

Jigsaw Puzzles

  • Sunset Valley Golf Club
  • Rosewood Beach
  • Sunset Woods Playground Rocketship
  • The Preserve of Highland Park

The Fitness Club at the Rec Center

Give the gift of staying healthy! Purchase our 10-pack of Core Plus Day Passes! Each pass includes a full facility access day to all Recreation Center of Highland Park amenities including equipment on the fitness floor, open/lap swim, running/walking track, open gym, and the entire drop-in group exercise schedule!

Park District Gift Cards

Park District of Highland Park gift cards are great gift ideas for teachers, kids, moms, and dads, or that “hard to buy for” friend or relative. Buy a stack of cards to keep at home for last minute gifts. Gift cards are available in any denomination. and may be redeemed online or in person.

To purchase, visit the Recreation Center of Highland Park at 1207 Park Ave West or online. To purchase Sunset Valley Golf Club gift cards, click here.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Life is full of occasions to celebrate – weddings, births, anniversaries, the lives of loved ones lost. The Parks Foundation’s Tribute and Memorial Gift program offers you the opportunity for recognition of special occasions and loved ones with the gift of a tree, bench, or brick for placement in our parks.  Proceeds from your donation go to improving our community parks and facilities.  

For questions and to submit forms, please contact Mike Evans at or call 847.579.4085.


Park Tree

Choose from a selection of trees in a selected park. A 2.75” x 5” raised lettering plaque with your personalized message is displayed at the base of your tree. Orders are accepted throughout the year; plantings are dependent upon availability, season and weather.

New Tree: $1,500 (includes warranty for 3 years)

To purchase a tree, complete this form and send it to


Park Bench

Park benches are 6-foot-wide with a personalized 2.75” x 5” raised lettering plaque. The exact location will be coordinated at the time of purchase and is subject to approval by Park District staff.

Park Bench: $3,000 (includes warranty for 10 years)

To purchase a bench, complete this form and send it to

Brick Pavers


Bricks inscribed with your personal message are available at several locations around the Park District. Recognition will be given on a 4” x 8” brick paver. A message is engraved with the wording of your choice (three lines with 13 characters per line). Orders are sent in to the fabricator on March 1 and August 1 of each year. 

Brick Paver: $200

For questions, contact

Major Gifts

The Parks Foundation also offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to give major gifts, such as underwriting the cost of playgrounds, buildings, and additions, or gifting an item to one of our facilities.  If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Brian Romes, Executive Director of the Park District of Highland Park, at