The Friends of West Baltimore Squares is a new organization started by neighborhoods residents and organizations in February 2011 with support from Baltimore Heritage and the Parks & People Foundation.

The Friends of West Baltimore Squares is no longer actively organizing events but continue to offer information on west and southwest Baltimore parks.


The Friends of West Baltimore Squares is dedicated to celebrating the historic squares and parks of West Baltimore, including Franklin Square, Harlem Park, Lafayette Square, Perkins Square and Union Square, through events, outreach and advocacy. Our events in and around West Baltimore parks will encourage the greater use and appreciation of our squares as important historic assets. We will promote these events and share information on West Baltimore neighborhoods more broadly through online outreach efforts and neighborhood organizing. Our organization will also advocate for the maintenance and vitality of historic squares and neighborhoods by organizing volunteer opportunities and other efforts.

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