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Interested in becoming a Friends of Patterson Park Volunteer?

Sign up for one of these 2016 volunteer opportunities. 

Saturday, March 26, 9am: mulch and weed young trees.

Saturday, April 2, 8am: lake clean up

Sunday, April 17, 9am: Pagoda & garden clean up

Saturday, April 23, 9am: Earth Day Saturday– we’ll mulch trees, garden, pick up trash, remove weeds from the lake and much more!

Sunday, April 24: playground clean up– geared toward families, but all are welcome.

For more information or to sign up, email

More information about specific volunteer groups.

Get Involved

The Tree Team cares for the TREES! We meet Spring, Summer and Fall to weed and mulch trees. Then, in, November, we have our Annual Fall Tree Planting.  Meeting places change from month to month. 

The Pagoda Team cares for the flower gardens, cleans the Pagoda, and edges the walkways. We meet on the 2nd Sunday each month at 10am May – October. We also need Pagoda Docents to staff the Pagoda on Sundays mid-April through October, 12-6pm and during special events. Docent shifts are only 2 hours long. We need your help to keep the pagoda open and free to the public.

The Boat Lake Team keeps our lake clean! We remove trash and invasive plants on the 1st Saturday of every month April through November, at 8am. 

Garden Team
Plant, weed and water various gardens in Patterson Park!  If you are interested in gardening, let us know and we’ll let you know when and were to meet. 
Youth/Recreation Volunteers– We run soccer clinics year round and tennis programs in the summer. These programs are very popular but, to keep them free for our neighborhood youth, we need LOTS of help.

The Friends of Patterson Park Ambassadors – The Friends of Patterson Park also runs or supports many special events in Patterson Park. Our newest group of volunteers, called Park Ambassadors, help staff events, work membership tables, and promote the Friends at community events.

Special Events: Additional special events needing volunteer help include : Playground clean ups, Fishing Festival, Dia del Nino, the Great Halloween Lantern Parade, Friends Fundraisers and Membership Events. If you are interested in helping out during these events, let us know!

More Volunteer Days. We also have many opportunities that come up on a weekly basis. For example, if there is a drought, we’ll schedule a volunteer event to water trees and plants. If the weeds are taking over our beautiful gardens, we’ll ask for some weeders, or, if one of the playgrounds needs our attention, we’ll call a volunteer day to clean it up.  Other tasks may include edging sidewalks, painting benches, picking up trash, and much, much more!

For more information or to volunteer, contact us @ 410.276.3676 or