100% of Donations Support Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites

The Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department and the City of Frankfort have created a a 501(c)3 foundation to promote and receive monetary donations that are tax deductible and benefit both the donator(s) and the park system. Our mission is to benefit and improve youth and adult recreation opportunities, activities, programs, facilities and overall quality of life in the City of Frankfort. 

Examples of Donations At Work

  • Youth athletics scholarships for privileged children and families
  • Sports equipment for under privileged children
  • Supplies and materials for youth neighborhood playgrounds and programs
  • Parks facility upgrades in park areas serving Frankfort neighborhoods such as playgrounds
  • Walking and hiking trails and other fitness facilities
  • Memorial benches for passed loved ones. 
  • Playing fields and courts such as baseball, basketball, softball, & tennis 
  • And many other facilities, programs, and opportunities!

How to Make a Donation

Making a donation is easy! Visit our foundation website here for full information and how to make a donation! When submitting a donation, just designate in the memo line what you wish your donation to go fo? For example: "a bench at a certain park", or "playground equipment at a certain park", or "youth baseball league", or other specific donation. If it is just a general donation, just note it as a general donation, and the parks department will ensure it is used to benefit the parks where the need is the most. Any donation made to the foundation is put back directly into the parks. Donations are not permitted by law to be used for salaries, day to day operations, or other employee benefits. The Blue Grass Community Foundations ensures donations are used properly and documentation will be provided to you on your donation and what it was used for. 

Contact for Questions or How Your Donation Can or Will be Used

Shawn Pickens, Director of Parks, 502-875-8575 or email

Pictured to the right - Tree's being planted with donations. A memorial bench placed in parks by a donation.  

Pictured Below - A human and pet water fountain placed in parks made possible by donations.

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Dolly Graham bench
Dog - East Frankfort