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Interested in becoming a Friends of Patterson Park Volunteer?

WE NEED YOU! Find information below for how you can help Patterson Park and the community. For more information or to volunteer, email

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in 2014, we need you!

Get InvolvedThe Tree Team cares for the TREES! We meet once each month March through September to weed and mulch trees. Then, in, November, we have our Annual Fall Tree Planting. Meeting dates are as follows: Sat Aug 2 (8am), Sat Sep 27 (9am). 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 the Pagoda at 10am May – October  with the exception of Sept (we’ll meet on Sat, Sep 13 to clean instead). We also need Pagoda Docents to staff the Pagoda on Sundays April 20- through October 13, 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! We meet once each month April through  September. Meet by the Marble Fountain. 
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.

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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, Baltimore Marathon Water Stop, Fishing Festival, Dia del Nino, the 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