Since our creation as a nonprofit in 1997 to renovate the historic Avalon Visitor Center,
The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Ltd. continues its mission to support and advocate for the park in a wide range of areas. Previous efforts have funded the soon to be built Hollofield Play Space, a John Deere Gator ATV, iPads for park rangers and naturalists with “Discovery” backpacks to better share information about the park and interact with its visitors.
We have acquired a new outdoor theater system for the campgrounds, a portable professional backdrop for the Scales and Tales program, freshly printed maps for all the sections of the park complete with the latest trail information, and a new wood chipper
for park maintenance that is in the final stages of acquisition. Additionally, in 2015 FPVSP partnered with the trail user community in support of trail maintenance and bicycling events in the park.
This year we are working on acquiring AED’s/Defibrillators for every section of the park, a dump trailer to more easily manage the clean-up operations in the park, more Discovery backpacks, trail cams to help rangers determine trail usage so they can be proactive on trail conditions and maintenance plans and finally, partnering with all user groups for Patapsco Trail Fest.
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.
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.