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About us


Our Mission:
The purpose of our corporation is to receive and maintain a fund or funds, real 
or personal property, or both, and subject to the restrictions and limitations herein set forth, to use and apply all or any part of the income there from and the principal thereof exclusively to support the operation, management, preservation, development and conservation of Downs Park, a property owned by Anne Arundel County, Maryland and administered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks; to further public education, public research programs, public awareness, public interest in and public appreciation for the history, ecology, environment and recreational aspects of the John H. Downs Memorial Park (“Downs Park”); to sponsor affiliate organizations to facilitate these purposes; and to engage in any other related activity as may be desirable or required to fill the purposes or objectives of the Corporation; and, in general, to exercise any power for which a non-profit Corporation organized under the applicable provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare, can be authorized to exercise, but only to the extent the exercise of such powers are in furtherance of exempt purposes.

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Friends of Downs Park

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AA County Park Line:  410-222-6230


Hours: 7:00 a.m. to dusk

Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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P.O. Box 881

Pasadena, MD 21123-0881



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