The City of Oaks Foundation believes that lives are made richer by nature, and we work to promote healthy outdoor lifestyles connected to nature. Because not everyone has equal access to these resources, the Foundation works to preserve our community's natural treasures in the form of parks, nature preserves, and greenways for everyone to enjoy. It also works to remove barriers to participation in outdoor activities, especially for children.
Raleigh became associated with the City of Oaks Foundation when it helped to create the organization in 2010 to preserve the Joslin Garden property. Today the Foundation has donated over 100 acres of land for city parks, greenways, and nature preserves, provided financial assistance for hundreds families to attend city summer camps and recreation programs, and provided numerous educational, recreational, and cultural programs for the people of Raleigh.