Novi is fortunate to have so many diverse recreation opportunities and public spaces available for all ages, all activity levels, interests and abilities. It is our value and belief that park, recreation and cultural experiences connect people in meaningful ways: connections to nature , to others, to ourselves and our community.
You can become a part of the Novi Parks by donating to either a specific program or we can choose for you. Novi Parks Foundation was established in 2004 to assist the Novi Parks in providing wonderful parks and programs for the residents of Novi. Parks are one of the first things families look for when deciding where to live and bring up children. City budgets have many things that are included and necessary – parks being one of them – but with the Novi Parks Foundation’s assistance, we are able to help provide some things that may not have been possible before, such as playgrounds, scholarships, enhancements to parks, Villa Barr, Tim Pope playground, baseball and soccer fields… the list is endless.
Leisure time is serious business and we want Novi to continue to provide its residents with exceptional leisure time opportunities! Only with your help is this possible so please consider donating. Contact us to learn more about how you can support and be a part of the Novi Parks Foundation!
Carol Starr, Jessica's mother, shared the family's vision with the Novi City Council on Monday night, which includes a large fundraising component.
"We wanted to have a place where her family could go and she could be remembered in a positive, happy, fun environment," said Carol. "One of the things her son and daughter said was a splash park so we though what better place to be than with laughing, fun children and sunshine."
The proposed splash pad, which included some design ideas from the Rose children, will feature a 3,200-square-foot spray area with weather-themed amenities. It will be operated remotely and sensors will activate the water. The pad will be accessible to visitors of all ages and abilities.
The Family of Jessica Starr-Rose is partnering with the Novi Parks Foundation on fundraising, with the expectation of raising more than $400,000 for initial construction.
"I can think of no better avenue to express her joy and zeal for life then to create something like this where kids will laugh and enjoy themselves for years into the future," said Mayor Bob Gatt. "It is something that will live on forever."
Artist rendition of Jessica's Splashpad
Tim Pope Picket for Play
The Tim Pope Memorial Play Structure was originally dedicated in 1997 to commemorate City Council Member Tim Pope who passed away at the young age of 32. The play structure was a community build completed by many friends and family of Tim’s,including his wife and children. In 2020, a new play structure was completed and dedicated with the financial support of the Novi Parks Foundation. The design is modeled after the original and is made of sustainable, modern materials. You can enhance the legacy of the playground by adding your name, or that of a loved one, to the fence as a lasting dedication. The $100 contribution will support ongoing maintenance and future enhancements enabling Novi families to enjoy this beautiful park feature for years to come. To add a picket to the fence, click here
for the form.
We want to work with you! Partner with a park, get your business noticed through sponsorships!
Sponsorship of a Park, Recreation and Cultural Services program enables businesses to enjoy heightened visibility and reach their target markets while aligning with a positive community image. We invite (encourage) you to discover such opportunities by reviewing the sponsorship guide. We are happy to customize an approach to meet your needs.
Click here to see how you can get involved as a Novi Parks sponsor or click the donation box higher up on this page to make a general donation.
We thank you for your interest and donation.
Novi Parks Foundation Statement of Policy Regarding Donations from Political Organizations
The Novi Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization. Our mission is to enhance the recreational, educational and cultural life of the Novi community by encouraging and soliciting support for Novi parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
The Novi community is home to many diverse people and businesses. The Novi Parks Foundations proud of the heritage and diversity of the Novi community. We embrace diversity in Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Accordingly, the Novi Parks Foundation is apolitical. We have no affiliation with any political party or organization. As a result, the Novi Parks Foundation respectfully declines any donation from a political organization.