Middle Branch public comment period now open!

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…

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Join the 100 Book Challenge Donation Drive

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.…

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Maryland First Lady, Mrs. Yumi Hogan, Visits Parks & People

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…

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Leadership Announcement

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…

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Applications are Open for Branches Summer 2019!

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…

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Join Us This Summer Through YouthWorks!

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:…

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30 Years of Youth Sports!

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…

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Groundbreaking at Gateway Park in the Darley Park Community

Gateway Park Baltimore Groundbreaking

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…

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Gelston Park: A Butterfly Garden to Honor Our Nation’s Veterans

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…

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Urban Farm Project Announced

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…

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Picnic in the Park 2018

Picnic in the Park

What a night! Our eighth annual Picnic in the Park brought a sold-out crowd of more than 450 friends and supporters to our campus. Our largest annual fundraiser of the year raised more than $250,000…

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“Everyone Deserves a Park” Video Premiere

“I want the next generation of young people to know that the people before them did care; that we left a legacy, that we left a footprint of something productive that they can build off…

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Middle Branch Area Events

Visit the following pages for calendars of events or to sign up to learn more about activities occurring on and around the Middle Branch waterfront. Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks Greater Baybrook Coalition…

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Sally J. Michel, founder of Parks & People Foundation, dies

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.…

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Youth Sports Program featured in Aspen Institute Report

Honored to be featured in Aspen Institute Project Play's 'State of Play: Baltimore' report! The report shared 40 findings on the East Baltimore community’s youth sports. You can read the full report here: Download Report

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SuperKids Camp featured in The Baltimore Sun

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Fall 2017 Internships Available! Apply Today

Fall 2017 Internships available through the Urban Resources Initiative -- a partnership between Parks & People and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks. Projects cover a wide range of topics from urban forestry…

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Welcoming the Jean and Sidney Silber Center to Campus!

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.…

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From WBAL-TV: Dig in and get dirty for Earth Day!

Over 35 volunteers from the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank joined Parks & People at Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School on April 20th for the school's day-long Earth Day celebration. Volunteers visited with students for…

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From WJZ-TV: The Purple Birds are going green for Earth Day

Over 35 volunteers from the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank joined Parks & People at Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School on April 20th for the school's day-long Earth Day celebration. Volunteers visited with students for…

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From WJZ-TV: A Brand New Green Space Brightens up a West Baltimore Neighbrhood

On April 15th, residents of Easterwood and Sandtown communities, gathered alongside public officials and community leaders to celebrate the opening of the newly created Easterwood/Sandtown Park & Playground. It was a joyous, memorable day --…

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2016 Top 10 States with LEED certified buildings

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…

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USGBC Maryland Announces Winter Green Award Winners

Baltimore, MD—(Jan. 27, 2017)—Today, USGBC Maryland announced the winners of the 2016 Wintergreen Awards, an annual recognition of businesses and local projects that demonstrate exemplary commitment and achievements in creating a more sustainable future for…

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