In 2008 Carmichael Recreation and Park District (CRPD) formed the “Friends of Carmichael Aquatic Center”, a committee dedicated to raising funds for a new Swim Center to replace the pool in Carmichael Park which was closed in 2004. As the committee grew it became evident that there are many more improvements and upgrading needed within all the District parks, and park sites. The committee decided to expand their scope to include building parks, and improving existing park facilities. In 2009, the “Friends of Carmichael Aquatic Center” evolved to become Carmichael Recreation and Park District Foundation (CRPDF), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. With the support of community leaders and the CRPD Advisory Board the CRPDF developed a mission statement, by-laws, and appointed a Board of Directors. The Foundation continues to help the Park District with projects that improve the parks.