As of 5:00 pm, March 23, 2020, the Parks & People Foundation offices will be closed in accordance with Governor Hogan’s executive order to close all non-essential business across the state of Maryland. Our staff will continue to work remotely ensuring we are prepared to resume our programming when deemed safe to do so by state and local officials.

Moreover, because the Parks & People Foundation takes the health and well-being of our youth participants, volunteers, and staff very seriously, our current Youth Program activities have been suspended until Baltimore City Public Schools resume and our programs can be run in accordance with all city and state guidelines.

We are still planning for SuperKids Camp 2020 – registration will remain open here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Youth Programs, please do not hesitate to contact Alicia Copeland, Youth Programs Director, at our office 410-448-5663;116 or alicia.copeland@parksandpeople.org

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this very serious situation.

Frank Lance, President & CEO


Our
Baltimore inspires growth at the intersection of

Active Programs & Vibrant Parks.

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.
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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

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Baltimore city residents have access to beautiful parks and lively greenspaces in underserved communities.
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Middle school aged youth reached in 14 city public schools through 9 sports leagues
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Percentage of students enrolled in 2019 SuperKids Camp that finished at or above grade level reading.
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Youth, per year, engaged in out of school programs promoting environmental education, social-emotional competency, and character development
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Percentage of Branches interns who were accepted into college, a job training program, or offered employment upon graduation.
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Amount Parks & People has raised and re-invested in Baltimore parks, recreation, and environmental programs.

In Progress: Darley Gateway Park

Darley Gateway Park is a .75 acre green space that for over two decades, had been vacant, only being used as a dumping ground and source of blight.

In Phase 1, amenities such as a community stage, new seating, a lush lawn for recreational opportunities, and stormwater planters and a bosque of trees that provides shade to new benches and chess tables were added. Planning for Phase 2 is underway.

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SAVE THE DATE!

The 10th Annual Parks & People Foundation Picnic in the Park will be held Friday, September 25, 2020!

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“As Parks & People Foundation’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

“My most memorable experience this season was being able to really experience proper teamwork and a good relationship with my teammates. Having a good, friendly competitive relationship with other teams. But the best experience has to be growing close to people and making connections I didn’t ever think I’d make.”

Maya

Middle Schools Sports Participant

“I made so many new friends. We planted a garden and came back all summer to make sure vegetables were growing. They grew. And then we made pizzas with our garden toppings!”

Branches Student

Branches Participant

“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

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We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups of all sizes,
abilities and interests to serve as a committed and caring volunteer.

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