For more than three decades, the Parks & People Foundation has sought to achieve a single goal: to improve the quality of life for residents of Baltimore by ensuring that everyone is connected to nature through vibrant parks and green spaces.
Because we believe that parks transform people. One simple act — reclaiming a vacant lot or beautifying a neglected open space or creating a safe playing field for kids — can serve as a catalyst for positive change and growth throughout a community.
In fact, that’s our mission: To unite Baltimore through parks. And it is the inspiration behind everything we do, from raising and managing funds for projects, sponsoring youth sports and educational activities, to exploring and guiding public greening programs, and more.
We also believe that we can only achieve our goals through collaboration and partnerships with local communities, fellow nonprofits, government agencies and our supporters. In other words, people like you. That’s why we embarked on a landmark strategic planning process in 2016 to better understand who we are, what we do and how we must move forward.
We hope you will join us on our journey to unite Baltimore through parks.
To learn more about why we do what we do, read our story, and to find us, head to our staff and board of directors pages. To get a more in-depth understanding of the ambitious yet achievable goals we have set for ourselves and others, read our strategic plan.