Honor or donate for a special person, family, or organization and beautify Baker Park with a traditional park bench or living tree.
If requested, your honoree will receive a letter of appreciation, imprinted with the name of the donor(s), the location of the gift, and the estimated date of installation. Benches or trees may be given by an individual(s), organizations, or businesses. Donations will be acknowledged in the Friends of Baker Park Newsletter.
A member of our group will work with you to find the appropriate location for your tree or bench location in accordance with the master plan for Baker Park, created jointly by Friends of Baker Park, Inc., and the City of Frederick.
Your gift creates a lasting memory, enhances Baker Park and is fully tax-deductible.
Trees will be installed within one year of your donation. All trees will generally be planted between October 15th and the end of April.
Parks can be a tough environment for trees. Baker Park is no exception. It is one of the most used public parks in the City of Frederick’s park system. The Friends do as much as we can to ensure donated trees have what they need to thrive, but we ask for your assistance.
Each tree includes the cost of a treegator. A treegator is a slow-release watering bag for newly planted trees. Friends of Baker Park will attach the gator in spring for fall and spring planted trees. If you choose you may fill the gator on your tree once it has been attached. It’s recommended that the gator be filled every week. After two (2) years, the gator will be removed by Friends of Baker Park. For fall planted trees it is recommended that the tree be watered once upon planting until the gator is attached in spring. Friends of Baker Park and the City of Frederick do not water the donated trees.
Some trees will also receive a wire mesh around them for protection against beavers in areas we know to be prone to beaver activity.
Trees will be maintained by the City of Frederick as necessary. Trees cannot be replaced as a result of vandalism or animal damage. All trees will be replaced if necessary for up to two (2) years after the original planting date. Plaques or markers cannot be placed by trees.
Tree Donations Contact: Gerry Hicks 301-676-9587
Benches (6 foot – $3000 or 8 foot – $3500)
Benches are warranted against defects in materials and/or workmanship. According to the DuMor Site Furnishings Standard Warranty, there is also a limited 20-year warranty against structural failure of steel bench frames or complete steel bench assemblies and cast iron bench supports. This warranty does not cover items that have been subject to misuse, neglect, accident, or vandalism. If the bench has to be removed for aesthetic or safety reasons, the donor will be informed and will be given the opportunity to replace the bench at the donation level that is stated in the most current Donation Policy. The City of Frederick may temporarily remove benches during park improvement projects if necessary. Friends of Baker park will do our best to inform you if your bench needs to be temporarily removed.
Benches and General Fund: Nancy Cline at 301-524-6981 or email
Friends of Baker Park General Fund donations may be for any amount and unless designated by the donor for an approved donation option, will be used for park enhancement projects, which are at the discretion of the Board. Projects include, but are not limited to, capital improvement and routine maintenance, such as the purchase of flowers, shrubs, or ground cover, or the purchase of needed equipment.
It is the policy of Friends of Baker Park to only use “In Honor of” and “Donated by” for the recognition plaques on benches and pavilions and where we mention tree donations. It is also our policy not to put plaques with trees.
To make a donation please download and complete the Donation Form
Make a donation online today through The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Use this link for monetary donations only. Please use the form above for tree or bench donations.
General Fund: Kathy Fay email
Benches: Nancy Cline at 301-524-6981 or email
Trees: Gerry Hicks 301-676-9587
News from the Friends
Check out this great video showing the tremendous work done by a group of Frederick High School students and coordinated through Friends of Waterford Park and Friends of Baker Park. Great things definitely happen when we work together! https://youtu.be/rC2N1Ua8zDQ
Discover Frederick’s diverse array of trees on two self-guided walking tours.There are 28 trees to see in and around Baker Park and it should take about 1.5 hours to see them all. A map with a full list of the trees and directions is available. Interesting information...