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Limstone walls at Matthiessen State Park

My IL State Park Fundraiser

Illinois State Parks Logo, a map of Illinois with an oak leaf design beside the Illinois Conservation Foundation Logo

Vote for your favorite Illinois State Park by making a donation.

Every $1 = 1 vote! 

All money raised will go towards funding projects in our State Parks. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Illinois Conservation Foundation is dedicated to safeguarding and enriching Illinois'  natural and cultural legacy. We work hand in hand with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to make a positive impact on our environment and communities. Your contribution will play a vital role in preserving and enhancing the beauty of Illinois for generations to come.

Vote for your favorite Illinois State Park graphic for My IL State Parks Fundraiser, featuring an orange oak leaf on a green

Did you know that Illinois is one of only seven states that offer free admission to our parks?

That's part of why your donations are so important! By supporting the parks you  love,  you are helping restore and revitalize Illinois' natural heritage, protecting it for future generations. 

About the Fundraiser

Donate to Vote

  • Every $1 = 1 vote.

  • Voting will take place from June 1 - June 30

Pick Your Favorite Favorite Park

  • Parks are sorted into four groups based on visitation numbers. See groups here.

  • Can't decide on your favorite? Vote for "All Parks!" 

And the Winner is...

  • 1 winner will be selected from each group.

  • Winning park will get a plaque complete with a list of all of their My IL State Park Fundraiser supporters listed. 

Check back for updates! We will let you know which parks are in the lead and which parks could use more love. ♥


Which Park is in the Lead?

State Park lovers are voting and we've got some early results! View them here.

Illinois Conservation Foundation

The Illinois Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and and gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. To find out more about ICF and the programs we support read this post or visit

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