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History and Mission

The Carmichael Parks Foundation is a non-profit public charity of volunteers dedicated to supporting the youth and parks of our community. 

Children in a colorful playroom with sports equipment like cones, hoops, and stackable cups.

In 2008 the Carmichael Recreation and Park District (CRPD) formed the “Friends of Carmichael Aquatic Center” dedicated to raising funds for a new Swim Center to replace the pool in Carmichael Park which was closed in 2004. Although the goal to build a new Swim Center proved to be infeasible, it soon became evident that there were many other improvements needed within all the District park sites.

In 2009, the “Friends of Carmichael Aquatic Center” evolved to become Carmichael Parks Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting park improvements, the development of new recreational opportunities, and the provision of scholarships to local youth so they may participate in the many recreation programs offered by the Park District.