The Friends of Seneca Creek State Park invite you, your friends and family to join us in a fun afternoon of fundraising. Join us at Muse Paintbar at the Rio to create your own masterpiece painting of Black Rock Mill. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new interpretive signs for the Mill.

All ages are welcome (valid ID required to purchase alcohol). No prior experience is necessary: Just follow the skilled instructor to paint your own canvas, which you will take home. All paint and supplies are included.

Light snacks will be provided. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

NEW DATE: Sunday March 18th, 11:30am to 2p.m.

Please plan to arrive at 11:30 to settle in at your easel.

LOCATION: Muse PaintBar, 217 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg (The Rio)

(Free garage parking ½ block from Muse)

TICKETS: $45 per person (40% of proceeds will be donated to the FOSCSP)

Reservations and advance payment required. Please use this link to secure your seat.


REI presents The Path Ahead

Seneca Creek State Park - The Natural Place To Be    Photos by Bonnie Bell

Why We Raise Money

Over the past 13 years, Seneca Creek State Park has experienced a two-fold increase in visitors. During the same period, the Park's operating budget has decreased over 30 percent.

How We Raise Money

Friends of Seneca Creek State Park conducts fund-raising, collects annual dues, and accepts in-kind donations of products and services.

How Funds Are Used

The following are some of the items which are currently beyond the Park Manager's resources that the Friends plan to acquire for Seneca:

  • Communications Equipment
  • Construction Lumber
  • Playground Equipment
  • Improved Signs
  • Maintenance/Utility Vehicles

Donors for 2017

The following companies/individuals have donated goods and/or services contributing to the success of our organization: