PLEASE BE a Friend of the Park

Donations from friends like you keep The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens vibrant. Your contribution today will help us fulfill our mission to create a gathering place in Washington that invites friends and neighbors to relax, learn, play and share all that our community offers with ongoing programming and events at the park.

Thank You for your support!

Volunteer with the Park

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens relies on volunteers who are willing and able to donate some time and talent to help us continue our mission:

To create a gathering place in Washington that invites friends and neighbors to relax, learn, play and share all that our community has to offer. 

If you are interested in learning how you can become a volunteer to support our programs and activities, please contact our executive director Laura Neminski: 

With sincere thanks.

Friends Make All the Difference

A letter from the Board President:

When I walk or drive by the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in the center of Washington Depot, I smile.  In place of an abandoned gas station, I see beautiful gardens and grass and a renovated garage — and often an OPEN sign that announces an art exhibit or a play reading or a musical performance.  And sometimes I see the large screen set up for Outdoor Movie Nights held on First Friday’s, and look forward to picnicking on the lawn and enjoying a classic film.  And for five months of Saturday mornings, I see the tents of our local farmers and producers at the farmers market, and know I will not only be able to buy fresh produce but also catch up with friends and neighbors.  Around the holidays, I see children’s craft activities, fire pits for s’mores,  and other entertainment.  My fellow board members and I feel thankful to those who a few years ago  had a vision of something better: a gathering place in the middle of  Washington that would invite neighbors and friends to relax, learn, play, share and celebrate all that our community has to offer. 

When you pass by or visit the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, do you smile too?  Did you like what you see? Do you enjoy our programs and activities?  Do you want to see more?  The Washington Park Foundation,  a nonprofit organization that manages the park, is committed to maintaining the space for all neighbors to enjoy, and to bringing programs and activities that offer something for everyone. But we can’t do it without your help.

What happens at the park depends on community support!

Will you join your neighbors and become a Friend of the Park? Your 2019 tax-deductible gift today will allow us to continue to offer  programs and events you will enjoy for the rest of 2019 and into next year.     

Become a Friend of the Park by making your gift today by visiting our website and clicking on the “Donate To The Park” link.  And please take the opportunity to let us know what you’d like to see at the park! And if you would like to become a volunteer at the park, and help us with our programs for the community, please email or sign up on our website.  

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is a gathering place that welcomes everyone to the center of Washington. Please join us.

See you at the park,  

Denise Trevenen
President, Board of Trustees

P.S. Please consider making your gift last all year, by setting up a monthly gift online.

Board of Trustees

Denise Trevenen, President

Karyn Detje Source, Vice President

Pels Matthews, Vice President

Carolyn Setlow, Secretary

Patrick Horan, Treasurer


Chrissy Armstrong
Barbara Bouyea
Douglas Day
Ronald Garfunkel 
Wilson Henley
Julie King
Julie Loughran
Darryl Wright


Laura Neminski, Executive Director

Luke Wright, Website Designer, Social Media Manager