Greenwell State Park

Part of the About Southern Maryland series

 Therapeutic Riding Program at Greenwell State Park Thumbs up for the Therapeutic Riding Program at Greenwell State Park.

Volunteers keep the “neeeigh-borly” spirit alive and well at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood by supporting a wide variety of programs, including the Greenwell Foundation’s Therapeutic Riding Program. After receiving training, volunteers in this program help disabled children and adults experience the joy of movement on horseback. No horse experience is necessary – simply the willingness to volunteer about two hours per week during our spring, summer or fall riding seasons. Horse-loving volunteers can also help out at Greenwell with barn chores, mending fences, and cleaning tack.

For volunteers who love to spend time in the great outdoors, there are plenty of other opportunities at Greenwell. We’ve got almost 600 acres to mow, so we’d be glad to put you in the driver’s seat of one of our tractors. For those more inclined to small hand tools, we’ll pass out the weed-whackers and put you to work grooming our ten miles of trails. Or, if you feel more comfortable with trowel in hand, then come help us tend our beautiful Victorian Rose Garden and perennial beds surrounding Rosedale Manor House.

SMECO helps trim tree limbs at Greenwell during the recent Day of Caring sponsored by United Way.

Your help is needed indoors, too. Computer whizzes, typing specialists, and filing enthusiasts are needed to help with administrative tasks. Persons with a creative flair can help with marketing, fundraising, and special events. Or perhaps you’d like to help answer phones, greet visitors, or provide rental facility tours.

Wherever you live in Southern Maryland, you’ve got a second home waiting for you at Greenwell. Whether you want to work with horses, adopt a trail, join our Garden Guild, help with a special event, or simply breathe in some good fresh air, we’ve got a place for you. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Greenwell by e-mail or call 301-373-9775. You can also visit our Web site at

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