Contribute to our Current Campaign

We are raising funds for a new  Swimming Beach Playground.  In 1995 the founding members of the Friends of Itasca installed a new playground at the swimming beach. Perhaps you know it well, as a place for kids to blow off a lot of energy and as a welcome site for parents and grandparents. However, uch popularity takes its toll; and the time has come for a new playground. One that will appeal to and accommodate all children. Friends of Itasca has made this project top priority. We have been busy planning and fundraising and NEED YOUR HELP. Tap the GiveMN button. It’s as simple as that. Make sure you say that you want your donation to go to the BEACH PLAYGROUND PROJECT. GiveMN, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation or donate via PayPal

Playground at the swimming Beach


Become a new member by joining the Friends of Itasca State Park. You may also renew your membership here. Or, you may donate directly through GiveMN, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation or via PayPal.  Friends of Itasca State Park is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization.

Membership Information

The options are:

Memberships run from September 1 - August 31.

Mail Option - You may join by printing and filling out this Membership Application (pdf). Make checks payable to “Friends of Itasca State Park.”

Our mailing address is:

Friends of Itasca State Park
36750 Main Park Drive
Park Rapids, MN 56470


It is easy to give and every gift helps Itasca State Park!

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There are many opportunities to be a hands-on help by participating in events, helping with implementing projects, becoming a board member, and more...  For questions about how you can help, email

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets can be purchased at many locations. A list of locations will be added here soon. COVID restrictions have caused some changes to be made. Thank you for your cooperation!