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The program offers the opportunity to select designated options to celebrate life by enhancing parklands through sponsorship of a lasting gift. Through stewardship, you can feel satisfied that your gift will acknowledge a special person or occasion while helping to enhance conservation within our parks and along our trails. 

Lasting Gift Program are administered by each Friends Groups and are tax-deductible. Call park office at (410) 222-7313 for additional information.

How To

To donate a Lasting Gift, please use the following guidelines:
  • Apply through a recognized Friends organization.
  • The Friends organization will acknowledge your memorial donations on their letterhead for your tax records.
  • The appropriate Park Superintendent must approve all memorials in advance.
  • The appropriate Park Superintendent will approve all gift site locations before installation.
  • The appropriate Park Superintendent and Friends organization will facilitate the purchase of approved gifts and oversee installation.
  • No signage is permitted in the parks.  Benches may have a small plaque installed on the bench and trees will be provided with an appropriate tag.
  • While we will take reasonable care of trees and memorials we do not guarantee that trees and plants will survive for any specified length of time.  Donor will be notified in the event that the memorial has to be removed for any reason and will be offered the opportunity to replace it.
  • Private horticultural care (spraying, pruning, etc.) will not be allowed; the park staff will provide all maintenance.


The Lasting Gift Program is administered by the Friends Groups and are tax-deductible.

Lasting Gift Suggestions

Honor a person, memorialize a family member or colleague, celebrate a special event, commemorate a special event or leave a legacy for generations to come with a lasting gift.
  • Personalized Brick
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Garden
  • Tree
  • Park Bench
  • Playground Structure
  • Picnic Table


(410) 222-7313