Become a Member

Click here to become a member, renew your membership, or to give membership as a gift.

Here's why

Great cities have great parks.

As cities grow in the 21st Century, its citizens deserve great public parks in or near their neighborhoods, providing accessible recreation and an enhanced quality of life. 21st Century Parks is the non-profit responsible for the annual maintenance of The Parklands, relying on the community's support to ensure these great public spaces remain safe, clean, and accessible public assets now and for future generations.

These are your Parklands.

The Parklands is a solely donor-supported public park, which means we rely on memberships, not tax dollars, for annual operations. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities.

The contribution you make today helps to provide the community with access to nearly 4,000 acres of parkland preserved and maintained for current and future generations. Funds are used to plant and sustain thousands of shrubs and forbs, as well as preserve and enhance hundreds of acres of natural spaces. With your help we are able to continue the daily maintenance to fulfill our mission of creating clean, safe, fun, and beautiful parks; manage and build trails for hiking, biking, paddling, as well as a scenic park drive; and engage thousands of visitors in education, interpretation, and scientific learning each year.

But that’s not all! In addition to an amazing feeling of pride for making possible all the wonderful things happening in The Parklands everyday, Membership comes with great perks, too. See below for the various levels at which you may offer your support and the goodies that come along with each, including Members Only events and discounts within The Parklands. Don't forget to download our member perks page linked below, with information on discounts and deals with local retail partners. Check back often because we sign on new partners all the time.  

Each Year Your Membership Will:

Click below to watch a short video about what your Membership makes possible:
 
 

Here's How

The easiest way to become a member is through our online portal OR you may mail a contribution check to:

21st Century Parks
471 West Main Street, Suite 202
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Please make check payable to 21st Century Parks and include a note of the name(s) to be printed on the membership card. Your email address is also important to make sure you receive all the latest news. 

Membership Support Levels:

$35 - Individual Membership

$50  - Household Membership

$100 - Parklands Partner

$250 – Friends of The Parklands

$500 – Conservator

$1,000 – Sustainer

Leadership Society

$5,000 – Founder’s Society

$10,000 – Steward’s Society

$25,000 – Chairman’s Circle

HERE'S SOMETHING EXTRA 

Membership contributions are tax-deductible. If you create a "login" in the online portal you can login anytime to check your giving history, sign-up for events, and renew your membership a more streamlined process. A login is not created automatically with your Membership donation. 

Supporting Documents

Please contact (502) 584-0350 or email Rebecca, Membership Coordinator, at rgrau@21cparks.org with any questions regarding the membership program or how to get involved as a Member Perks Partner.

View 21st Century Parks Financial Documents

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We are a donor-supported public park We count on you!

$1,641,670 To Date
95%
$1,725,000 2016 Goal

Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. 

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