Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park

The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Ltd. (FPVSP) was formed in 1997 as a not-for-profit foundation to fund the preservation of the natural life within the Park and to enhance its grounds, services, and facilities for public benefit. These goals are achieved by maintaining Patapsco Valley habitat and trails, planting trees to restore riparian areas, removing harmful plant species, and providing sheltered meeting areas and interpretive displays.

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Cocktails For Trails


Join the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park for a cocktail party on the grounds of the beautiful, historic Elkridge Furnace Inn to celebrate and support Patapsco Valley State Park.

The park holds special memories for so many of us, whether those times involves fishing from its river, camping trips, family reunions, or a hike, run or ride on the 170 miles of natural surface trails at Patapsco.

You can be assured that 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be devoted to meeting park needs. In order to learn more about The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Ltd. and our group’s ongoing efforts, please visit our Facebook page.

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Cocktails 2017 Donor Information

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Patapsco Trail Fest


The Patapsco Trail Fest, A Rally in the Valley is the trail event for all ages, abilities and user groups.  The event includes two nights of camping, guided hikes, a mountain bike race, ride and enduro, and a half and full off-road marathon.

The event was presented by a coalition of nonprofits including MORE, Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Old Line Velo, Adventures For The Cure, the Patapsco Valley 50K, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Mountain Club of Maryland. We owe a huge thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors that supported us, and hope to see everyone again next year!

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Board Of Directors

Eric Crawford – President
James Palmer – Vice President
Dave Ferraro – Treasurer
Harry Slade III – Secretary

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