|Using Science - Parks & People Foundation|
The Parks & People Foundation (Parks & People) improves the quality of life in Baltimore by focusing on the physical, social and environmental fabric of urban neighborhoods. Parks & People works within an organizing framework known as One Park, which envisions Baltimore as network of parks, playing fields and green space. Parks & People's mission is to support a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities; create and sustain beautiful and lively parks; and promote a healthy, natural environment for Baltimore City. Parks & People has been an active participant in the development and implementation of the Baltimore City's Sustainability Plan with a Board member continuing to serve on the Sustainability Commission. It helps residents revitalize their neighborhoods through hands-on community greening activities and forms networks among communities to sustain natural resources. Parks & People offers formal and informal programs and experiences that allow children to learn, grow, explore their natural environment and develop a sense of community. To achieve sustainability, Parks & People provides resources and capacity building assistance in partnership with other organizations to jointly offer programs that are based on increasing stewardship, networking, and knowledge believing this is a sustainable model for strengthening service delivery with limited resources. To learn more visit www.parksandpeople.org.