Spotlight on Members: Parks and Recreation Month

July 16, 2014

July is Parks and Recreation month; we’re shining the spotlight on just a few of our members who work tirelessly everyday to ensure Maryland’s local and state parks are protected, preserved, and enjoyed by all Marylanders. Before the end of the summer, be sure to visit a park or one of our members! Also, click on the logos of our members below to find out more about them and about upcoming events or volunteer opportunities!



Friends of Maryland State Parks’ vision is to raise awareness and appreciation of the “quality of life” benefits associated with the protection, preservation, improvement and expansion of our Maryland State Parks for current and future generations. Explore an interactive map for tips on where to go, what to do, and how you can get involved in helping a state park.

Patterson Parks provides an oasis for Baltimore’s residents and wildlife to enjoy a natural setting and to create a close-knit community. Find out more about upcoming events including a Bike Jam, flea markets, summer concert series, and even a Halloween parade!

City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks. City Parks Alliance engages, educates and nurtures a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces that contribute to dynamic cities. Read more about the environmental, economic, public health, and educational value of urban parks.

The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area participates in the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, which encourages Maryland residents, businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations to join together in broad-based, public-private partnerships to preserve, enhance, promote and celebrate their historic, cultural and natural resources. Celebrate Maryland’s history, visit one of the many historical towns and homes of those who experienced the American Civil War firsthand.

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Join Maryland Nonprofits’ 2014 Annual Conference “Connecting for Impact!” November 5th at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

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