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Financial Assistance Information & Application


Financial assistance is available to Springfield Park District residents through recreational scholarships provided by the Springfield Park District.

The Springfield Park District promotes health and recreation for the community through donations, and funding efforts that help promote and enhance facilities, services, programs, parks, and special projects. Funds raised help finance recreational scholarships and support special projects. No child should be denied access to learning an important ability, such as swimming or developing skills for lifetime enjoyment, due to their inability to pay. 


If you have financial needs and live within the Springfield Park District, we may be able to help. To learn more about eligibility, download the Financial Assistance Eligibility document. To apply for financial assistance, download a FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORM

Have questions? Contact registration at recreation@springfieldparks.org

*Daily Admission, Private Lessons, and Season Passes are not available through the scholarship program.

How to Apply -

The Park District is committed to providing recreational opportunities for all members of our community regardless of their financial situation. Eligibility for assistance is based on family size and income level. After reviewing your application based on the above two factors, the following policies will be implemented:

  1. You will be contacted by phone and/or in writing to inform you if you qualify for a
    financial assistance within 10 days of receiving the initial application form.
  2.  Families who qualify for assistance will receive a 100% discount on program registration fees.
  3. Financial assistance is limited to one program per family member per season.
  4. Please fill out a corresponding program registration form for consideration. Please be
    sure to make your request during open registration, prior to the start of class. Late
    registrations will not be accepted.
  5. Limited funds are available for Financial Assistance. All program awards are based on the
    need and availability of funds at the time of applying

Please make sure you have turned in all required documentation. Please bring copies and not the
originals, staff will not be able to make copies. Allow 10 business days for processing. The Park
District encourages you to return the information at your earliest convenience. If you have any
questions, please contact recreation@springfieldparks.org

Financial Assistance Form