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Interested in becoming a Friends of Patterson Park Volunteer?

Sign up for one of these upcoming volunteer opportunities for 2017. 

  • Saturday, March 25, 9am- Join the Tree Team. Help us mulch young trees in the Park.
  • Saturday, April 1, 8am- Join the Boat Lake Team. Meet at the Lake to pick up trash from in and around the lake.
  • Sunday, April 9, 9:30am- Join the Pagoda Team. Pagoda clean up and gardening. We need help getting the Pagoda ready to open! Rain date Apr 16.
  • Saturday, April 22, 9am- Celebrate Earth Day with the Friends! Meet at the white house to mulch trees, pick up trash & leaves, garden, edge walkways and much more!

More days to come-- For more information 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, October, 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 - September. 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 cut overgrown vegetation around the walkway. We meet 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 where 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 Insiders – The Friends of Patterson Park also runs or supports many special events in Patterson Park. Our newest group of volunteers, called Park Insiders, help staff membership & registration tables at events, and work to 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