About PDPF

The Pleasant Dale Parks Foundation (PDPF) is an independent, non-profit group that was founded in 2019. PDPF works hard to support the endeavors of the Pleasant Dale Park District. Our main mission is to financially support the annual July 3rd fireworks celebration at Walker Park.

In 2023, we will have the 40th Independence Day celebration of this wonderful family-friendly tradition! In addition to helping with the fireworks celebration, PDPF helps fund some of the fun ‘supplemental’ activities at some of the Park District events. 


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


Over the next 5 years, using the momentum from the creation of the Foundation, build a sustainable infrastructure within the Foundation and Community which facilitates the ability of the Foundation to support additional programs aligned with its Mission.  Within 5-years, the Pleasant Dale Parks Foundation will be known for its Philanthropic leadership in the community and growth of our park facilities and space.

Board Members

Dr. John Santaniello

CJ Johnson

Al Carr

Hector Garcia

Dr. Sonny Martusciello

Tony Wojtulewicz