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The Friends of Patterson Park is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax id number is 52-2094989.
Bring some art to the park! Basketball Court Mural Project in Patterson Park

The Friends of Patterson Park is helping local student Darryl France implement a project to rejuvenate the Patterson Park basketball courts and add vibrant art to the space!

The purpose of this campaign is to raise funds for a mural to be installed on the basketball court. Designed by a local Baltimore artist Jordan Lawson and installed by Project Backboard employees, the hope is to raise needed funds by September so that the mural may be installed in October 2021.  Darryl has already been in contact with Baltimore Recreation & Parks and laid the groundwork with them to make this happen, and they have agreed to a much-needed resurfacing of the courts in late summer so that the area will be ready for painting.  


With your help and that of some local organizations, we hope to help Darryl get this done!

Project Backboard is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help people renovate and paint their neighborhood basketball courts in order to bring a sense of community and fun. They bring the needed expertise to this project, having implemented these murals in many cities. Campaign costs will cover all materials and equipment, and will support Project Blackboard's travel to the site and completion of the mural.

Darryl France, the organizer of this project, is a senior at the Park School of Baltimore. He says, "The reason that I am tackling this project is because Patterson Park is very important to me. I have been going to the park since I was very young and have always enjoyed it. But one part that I always felt needed improvement were the basketball courts!" 

Here's Darryl to fill you in on the project:

Have an interest in providing corporate funding for this endeavor? Reach out to [email protected] to start the conversation!

Thanks for helping Darryl and the Friends of Patterson Park get this done for park users!

Note: Donations to this campaign are not considered Friends of Patterson Park membership gifts. If you'd like to support our work in Patterson Park by becoming a member, please visit our donation page.