The John F. Kennedy Park for Hope and Healing

The John F. Kennedy Park for Hope and Healing at Parkland hospital will celebrate the president's life, while offering a place of hope, healing and history for patients and the community. President Kennedy long championed the needs of the underserved and Parkland’s mission to provide compassionate care aligns with those same values.

The park is intended to act as a living, breathing, moving testament of the president’s ideals of unity and inclusion. Each element was thoughtfully considered to provide not only a monument for remembrance, but also a beautiful space for hospital visitors.

The park will be funded through private donations, including a generous lead gift from The Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation. The space will serve as a visual and experiential recognition of the many connections between President Kennedy and Parkland, and will inspire those who visit it to find resilience in the face of personal tragedy.

Watch the video to explore the new park


You can help!

Your gift of any amount can help make this tribute a reality. Make a gift today:

Contributions made at the following levels will receive recognition in the park:

  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • $25,000
  • $50,000
  • $100,000
  • $250,000+

If you are interested in learning more about The John F. Kennedy Park for Hope and Healing, contact Cindy Scott, vice president of development, at

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