The PARKnership Fund is a public/private partnership to purchase, renovate and create open, green spaces for Coral Gables.  It was created in 1997 by Bill Kerdyk Jr, owner of Kerdyk Real Estate. PARKnership, a charitable fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation, has been a force behind several important renovations of the Coral Gables greenspace and waterways since then.

Your donations to PARKnership in 2022 will benefit the restoration of Camp Mahachee and the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.


Make your fully tax-deductible gift to the PARKnership Fund. Your gifts large or small are welcomed. When you get to the payment form, you can add a “Donor Name” of your choosing, or you may remain anonymous.

Camp Mahachee Restoration Project

Camp Mahachee Restoration Project

Donations for Phase 1:

  • PARKnership Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation
  • Coral Gables Community Foundation
  • Coral Gables Garden Club
  • Lynn & Bill Kerdyk
  • Mario Garcia Serra
  • Chip Withers
  • Alexis & Bruce Ehrencraft

Other Support from:

  • Mayor Lago
  • Coral Gables Garden Club for Phase 2


1997  The PARKnership Fund was established by Bill Kerdyk, Jr. as a public/private partnership to renovate parks and support green space in the City.

2003  The PARKnership Fund began the “Adopt A Fountain” campaign, through which it was able to complete the restoration of four fountains at Granada Blvd. and Coral Way.

2009  The PARKnership Fund provided seed funding for the Waterway Renaissance Project to refurbish bridges in Coral Gables.

2011 Manuel C. Diaz of Manuel Diaz Farms donated more than $95,000 worth of trees to The PARKnership Fund.

2022  Coral Gables Garden Club, Coral Gables Community Foundation, William Kerdyk Jr., Chip Withers and Mayor Lago donate to the fund to launch a Camp Mahachee Restoration Project for the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.

2023 – Camp Mahachee will be adding a pollinator garden and additional features as Girl Scouting marks 100 years and Camp Mahachee marks 75 years.


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