Uniting Baltimore Through Parks2023-01-24T19:09:31+00:00

Parks reimagined to inspire
city youth and families.

Each day, we assemble with a unified purpose to continue increasing easy access for every child to find inspirational outdoor spaces and activities…
within walking distance from their homes.

Programs with Purpose

Stand in the middle of a park. Close your eyes and listen for a few minutes.
What you hear is the collective energy of hundreds of people gathering to learn, share, and grow.
Families, students and teammates leave with confidence, new friendships and new skills.

Investment Numbers

Making An Impact In Our Communities

Baltimore city residents have access to beautiful parks and lively greenspaces in underserved communities.
Middle school aged youth reached in 14 city public schools through 9 sports leagues
Percentage of students enrolled in 2019 SuperKids Camp that finished at or above grade level reading.
Youth, per year, engaged in out of school programs promoting environmental education, social-emotional competency, and character development
Percentage of Branches interns who were accepted into college, a job training program, or offered employment upon graduation.
Amount Parks & People has raised and re-invested in Baltimore parks, recreation, and environmental programs.

Cecil Elementary Groundbreaking!

🌟Cecil Elementary Outdoor Classroom Groundbreaking! 🌟

In collaboration with our partners, we had the honor of breaking ground on Cecil Elementary’s outdoor classroom!

Led by Principal Aleesha Manning, Cecil Elementary School is a model public school in the Midway neighborhood, serving […]

“As Parks & People’s President & CEO, and as a native Baltimorean, it is my goal to give the children of my beloved city every chance to succeed. I know firsthand the transformative power of programs that embrace the talent and desire for learning within children and help them reach their potential.”

Franklin Lance

President & CEO

“My most memorable experience this season was being able to really experience proper teamwork and a good relationship with my teammates. Having a good, friendly competitive relationship with other teams. But the best experience has to be growing close to people and making connections I didn’t ever think I’d make.”


Middle Schools Sports Participant

“I made so many new friends. We planted a garden and came back all summer to make sure vegetables were growing. They grew. And then we made pizzas with our garden toppings!”

Branches Student

Branches Participant

“Branches is a meaningful internship for young people that provides space to grow as environmental stewards and opportunities to engage and improve Baltimore communities.”

Blake Wrigley

Branches Team Leader

Ready to get involved?

We cannot achieve our mission without the help and support of peple like you.
We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups of all sizes,
abilities and interests to serve as a committed and caring volunteer.

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