The Parks & People Foundation seeks qualified Architects, Landscape Architects, and Civil Engineers (Designers) to provide design services during the design phase as well as the construction phase of various park development projects at to-be-determined locations across the city of Baltimore, MD. The selected team will be expected to work collaboratively with the Park [...]
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Franklin Lance (Frank) has been appointed the President and CEO of the Parks & People Foundation effective August 1, 2019. Serving as vice chair of the Parks & People Board for the last four years, Frank has been intimately familiar and involved with the work of Parks & [...]
Parks & People was thrilled to welcome Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan to see the progression of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative, a natural dye farm and processing site on our campus on Friday, June 28. The First Lady toured rows of marigolds, black-eyed Susans, and more which will serve as raw material for educational, [...]
We were thrilled to welcome Maryland's First Lady, Yumi Hogan, to our campus in March. She met with staff members to learn about our mission and programming while getting a chance to explore our 9-acre oasis in West Baltimore. Thank you for stopping by, Mrs. Hogan!
Parks & People CEO, Lisa Schroeder, has accepted an opportunity to serve as President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation's largest community foundations. Lisa will remain in her current position as leader of the PPF until May 1, 2019. Of this change, Board of Directors Chair, Matthew Kostmayer, said it best: “the [...]
Simply put, there would no Parks & People Foundation without Sally Michel. Sally had a vision for a Baltimore where everyone is connected to their community and each other through vibrant parks and green spaces. For more than 30 years, Parks & People has worked to make that dream a reality. Sally's impression can be [...]
On June 14th, Parks & People celebrated the newest addition to its campus - the Jean and Sidney Silber Center! Friends, supporters and project partners gathered to honor the generosity of Jean and Sidney Silber. Jean and Sidney's lifelong dedication to Baltimore and their passion for gardening will live on through the Silber Center, the [...]
The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced the 2016 Top 10 States with LEED certified buildings and our state of Maryland ranked #7 on the list! In 2016, Parks & People Foundation received LEED Platinum certification (the highest level possible) for its Sally & Butch Michel Center for Parks & People. We're so happy to [...]