The Park, The People, The Play!
Help support the Hollofield Play Space, a boundless recreation area designed for park visitors of all physical abilities. Click on the link to learn more!
Nature Nook Donations Now Available
The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park need your help in outfitting the Nature Nook. See our wish list of items needed to outfit children with an up-close and personal look at the nature that surrounds them. All donations are tax-deductible. Visit MyRegistry to learn more about this opportunity and how you or your organization can partner in creating this important educational and multi-use area of the Hollofield Play Space.
Family Fun Day
Fun was had by all at Family Fun Day. Do you have a love for the outdoors, and a little spare time? Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available in the park. Join in on the fun!
What You Make Happen
Thank you for your support! Your commitment to FPVSP makes these projects and many more possible.
Facilitated removal of Union and Simkins Dams
Engaged in feasibility study for removal of Bloede Dam
Provided funding for Nature Center supplies
Supported Boy Scout Eagle projects in the park
Supported PVSP Volunteer Fair with food, beverages, and giveaways
Supported PVSP Volunteer Appreciation picnic with recognition gifts for volunteers
Volunteered at Avalon Visitor Center
Removed heavy debris from Patapsco River/Ellicott City
Removed heavy debris from PVSP/Daniels area
Generally, river cleanups involve walking along a shoreline or paddling in boats to remove typical debris like bottles, food containers, and packaging. But in the case of the FPVSP, trash cleanup is anything but typical. Volunteers and garbage bags were replaced by tow trucks and dump trucks. Read more...
Dam Be Gone!A presentation was given to mark the progress.
Friend's continued efforts towards Patapsco River dam removal are starting to pay off! Many have participated in the work and FPVSP want to thank all those who have helped to realize these river restoration projects.
Help Control Wavyleaf Basketgrass. If you've seen this NEW and Highly Invasive Species, Report Your Sightings
The Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,000 acres and five developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback riding trails, nature and history study, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many popular pavilions.
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