From now until June 12, make sure your voice is heard! The future of the 11-mile stretch of the Middle Branch waterfront will be decided by you as three firms have officially presented their vision for the transformative project and are now accepting public comments. Click here to view the plans and learn more about [...]
On April 1, Parks & People is launching the 100 Book Challenge Donation Drive! We are hoping to fill our SuperKids Camp library with 100 new books by May 1 and we need your help. Every summer, we welcome more than 500 SuperKids campers to participate in the 100 Book Challenge. They are encouraged to [...]
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 [...]
Receive on the job training while contributing to your community with Parks & People's Branches internship! High school students (ages 14 and over) are invited to apply for this summer internship that explores potential career paths in conservation, stewardship, science and recreation. For more information, visit http://parksandpeople.org/programs/branches. Ready to apply? Click here!
Apply to be a Program Assistant with SuperKids Camp this summer through Baltimore YouthWorks! Provide high-quality environmental education during a literacy-focused summer program for elementary-aged students. Registration is open until April 5! Click here to apply: http://youthworks.oedworks.com/ In order for us to receive your application, please contact Claire Runquist at email@example.com or 410-448-5663 to let her know you [...]
2019 marks the 30th year of our middle school youth sports program! For three decades, this innovative program has endeavored to empower middle-schoolers to discover a love of being active, learn to work as a team, develop respect for the environment and connect to youth living in neighborhoods across the city - all while building [...]
What a beautiful day for a groundbreaking! We are so pleased to officially begin work on Gateway Park in Baltimore's Darley Park neighborhood. We appreciate the support of the local elected officials, partner organizations and the amazing Darley Park community. We can't wait to unveil the new park in spring 2019!
On December 10, we celebrated the mid-project groundbreaking of a butterfly garden at Gelston Park with The Edmondson Village Community Association and in partnership with the City of Baltimore, Department of Planning's INSPIRE program. This flowering butterfly garden is dedicated to veterans of the armed forces and, when complete, will be a place of quiet reflection and beauty.
We are thrilled to announce our next project! A vacant lot in West Baltimore's Rosemont community will soon host a pilot urban farm project from Parks & People, the state of Maryland, Baltimore City, Maryland Institute College of Art and Coppin State University. The farm will grow indigo, beets, onions, marigolds and Black-eyed Susans to make natural dyes [...]