Through a diverse group of highly dedicated volunteers, build on the strength and positive perception of the Waukegan Park District by supporting targeted educational, environmental, and health-based programs that stimulate philanthropy in the Waukegan community and further enhance the Waukegan Park District.

Over the next two years, using the momentum from the successful second grade swim program, build a sustainable infrastructure within the Waukegan Parks Foundation and community which facilitates the ability of the Waukegan Parks Foundation to support additional programs aligned with its mission. Within five years, the Waukegan Parks Foundation will be known for its philanthropic leadership in the community.


  • Annual Fundraiser (May 18, 2023): Click Here
  • Annual Golf Outing (July 26, 2023)

Board of Directors

The Waukegan Parks Foundation Board of Directors, governed by bylaws, works collaboratively with the Waukegan Park District to support its efforts related to fitness, wellness, and healthy living. Below, you will find the list of the current Board of Directors. Questions or comments? Email President Nathan Hintz at nathan.hintz@sbcglobal.net.

Nathan HintzPresident
Dr. Lynn FlorianVice President
Kurt PetersonTreasurer
Shaemia NewsomeSecretary
Harry CameMember
Brian GrachMember
Desiree MartinezMember
Rebecca J. SolanoMember
Charlotte Callahan WozniakMember
Jay LernerEx Officio Member
Janet E. KilkellyBoard of Commissioners Liaison
Jon BeckmannEx Officio Member
Shelby McDonaldEx Officio Member
Josue PasillasEx Officio Member
Jennifer DumasEx Officio Member

Field Trip: Water Safety & Introduction to Swimming

Second grade students in Waukegan public and private schools have an opportunity to participate in a field trip to the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center to get children comfortable in the water, learn about water safety and introduce swimming. Through March of 2020, more than 3,000 students participated.

Percussion Playground & Healing Garden

The Percussion Playground and Healing Garden were Waukegan Parks Foundation Projects. Thank you to the contributors who made these projects possible for the generations of Waukegan residents to enjoy. Special gratitude and recognition are extended to North Shore Gas for its lead donations in both projects.