Parks Exist for People

Parks that are unused by people are simply empty spaces.  Parks & People exists to ensure that Baltimore’s parks are beautiful, safe, active spaces that are accessible to and used by everyone.

Introducing people to our city's green spaces

For many city residents, Parks & People’s summer camp (link to SuperKids), athletic programs (link to Middle School Sports), high school internships (link to Branches) and community engagement (link to Grants) provide their first time hiking through the woods in Druid Hill Park, eating a summer ripened tomato from a community garden, or even being part of a sports league playing in parks around the city. 

Getting kids outside and active

The majority of low to moderate income city youth live in highly urbanized neighborhoods with limited access to natural spaces.  Every year, Parks & People makes it possible for over 1,000 city 2nd – 12th graders to be engaged in meaningful programs emphasizing physical activity, environmental education, college and career readiness and character development.  All our programs:

  • Provide safe, supervised access for kids to be outside and gain physical skills in our city’s parks

  • Use our parks to deepen the connection of city youth and adults to each other and their environment through hands-on education and community service.

  • Instill attributes of teamwork, responsible decision-making and collaboration for all our youth participants, guided by trained and caring adults

Our vision is for a Baltimore where everyone is connected to their community and to each other through a network of vibrant parks and green spaces buzzing with activity.

We encourage you to explore our programs below and join us to make this vision a reality.

Superkids Camp

Our Camp Can Make Your Kid Super

For decades, Parks & People has sought to achieve a single goal: to improve the…

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Middle School Sports

Parks & People has been committed to motivating young people to be active and spend…

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Branches

Pathway to Greer Careers in Baltimore and Beyond

At Parks & People, our mission is to unite Baltimore by providing residents with…

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Urban Resources Initiative

College internship program serving urban parks, natural resources and neighborhoods.

Interns have the opportunity to play a key role in various projects relating to program…

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