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.
Cecil Groundbreaking

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.
Acres of blighted land has been transformed into livable, playable outdoor spaces.
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.
“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

“Parks & People have been instrumental in bringing the community together and making a difference. No matter how short the notice, P&P is ready to accommodate and make sure everyone has the necessary tools to get the job done. Without the help and implementation from P&P (volunteers) our events and cleanups would not be possible. This organization truly cares for the community and the people living in it.”



“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

“Parks & People has been an absolute blessing to our work in the Johnston Square Community. The entire team played a very important role in our first major project in rebuilding Johnston Square, the transformation of Henrietta Lacks Park, and have not stopped yet! We are very fortunate to have the Parks & People team as a partner in the Rebuilding of Johnston Square!”

Regina Hammond

Rebuild Johnston Square

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.