Preserving the Natural Beauty and History of Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park—90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay—is owned and operated by the Town of Cape Elizabeth. Here you can visit the iconic Portland Head Light and Museum, relish awe-inspiring ocean views, wander diverse natural environments, play on recreational sites, and discover ruins from a long maritime and military history. The Fort Williams Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides the opportunity for you to support the park.

The Foundation’s first major initiative, the Arboretum, is a long-term project to control invasive plant species and increase native biodiversity that is more sustainable and supportive of wildlife. When complete, the Arboretum will feature multiple landscapes throughout the Park that highlight its unique natural and historic features, demonstrating how to control invasive plants while showcasing the beauty and potential of native New England flora. Click here to download a map that identifies the location of each Arboretum site and suggested walking paths.


As a nonprofit organization, Fort Williams Park Foundation’s success depends on your generous support. BE A FRIEND OF THE PARK and help us preserve the natural beauty and history of Fort Williams Park!
Please donate at fortwilliams.org/donate and Thank you for making a difference!


Call for Gardens for the 2018 Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour!

The Garden Tour is the Fort Williams Park Foundation’s premier fundraising event, showcasing innovative and artistic local gardens, hardscapes, water features, habitats, and landscape projects of all sorts.  Do you know of a garden you’d like to see on the tour next year?  Will your garden be reaching its peak in mid-July and would you like to broadcast its transient beauty to a large, appreciative audience?  Do you know of anyone using innovative technology, plants, or conservation techniques you’d like to see in more detail? We are looking for a broad range of garden types, large and small, public and private, on or near the Cape Elizabeth peninsula. Let us know by email at  info@fortwilliams.org!

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