our mission 

The Friends of Patterson Park is an independent 501c3 organization with a mission to ensure the park’s vitality as a treasured green space and encourage its use and appreciation by neighbors, visitors, and future generations.

We work in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to maintain and promote a positive park image, provide a forum for ensuring community input into park changes, increasing fiscal and human resources for park programs and projects, fostering park stewardship in the community, and developing events and programs that bring the community into the park to learn, recreate, and make friends. 

We work in partnership with BCRP and local community members to produce a new Master Plan for the park, adopted by Baltimore City in 2016. 

The Friends' work falls into three categories: Stewardship, Events, and Outreach. We are governed by a board of directors, and receive support from members, sponsors, and grants. For more information, you can view our 2017 Annual Report.