Waterford Park (shown above) was established in 2005. The goal of Friends of Waterford Park (FWP) is to develop a “passive” park in Frederick, MD making use of native plants to enhance the area for wildlife and to educate the public about the benefits of native plants, while at the same time maintaining space for other existing uses of the park. In 2015 FWP incorporated as Friends of Waterford Park, Inc., a 501(c)3 charity recognized by the IRS.

Funding for Waterford Park is provided by grants, membership dues, and donations from members and community supporters. Want to learn more about Waterford Park? Check out Stephen Lloyd’s video production:

While FWP appreciates the help of its many volunteer maintenance “worker bees,” it also needs the membership support of the surrounding community, whether residents can work or not. Often, the City of Frederick as well as organizations to whom we apply for grants asks for membership numbers. Greater membership numbers often translate into greater benefits. So, if you can help maintain the park, there’s plenty to do. But just as importantly, if you want to show your support for the work that’s been accomplished in the park, please join FWP. Dues are $10 for individuals or $25 for a household. Download the Membership and Dues Form. (Dues year begins April 15th.)

If you are considering joining or would like more information, please contact us at info@friendsofwaterfordpark.org. We’ll send membership information to you including a copy of the stewardship plan developed by the MD Department of Natural Resources and the site plan that FWP presented to the City of Frederick Department of Parks and Recreation. We’ll also send you a copy of our most recent newsletter as well as notices of upcoming events.