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) nonprofit organization, provides the opportunity for you to support the park through donations and volunteerism.

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 weave together multiple landscapes throughout the Park that highlight its unique natural and historic features, showcasing the beauty and potential of 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!

View from one of many entry points into new trail system (click pic for gallery)

View from one of many entry points into new trail system (click pic for gallery)


$32,033 Raised for the Cliff Walk Landscape

Riding an incoming wave of support just before our September 30 deadline, we sailed past our goal for the Cliff Walk Landscape Matching Challenge. Your donations of $17,033 – combined with $15,000 in challenge gifts from the Jeffrey Armstrong Memorial Fund and two anonymous donors – brought in $32,033 in one month! It is wonderful to have so much of the funding for the coming year’s lead project already in place.  A hearty thank-you to everyone who participated!


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