Preserving and Enhancing the Natural Resources and Visitor Experience 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 Friends of Fort Williams Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, preserves and enhances the natural resources and visitor experience of Fort Williams Park by providing planning and stewardship for projects that support the Park’s ecology, accessibility, and open space.


Our success depends on your generous support. BE A FRIEND OF THE PARK by donating or by volunteering.

Upcoming Events

Cultivating Well-Being classes in April & May.  Join Friends of Fort Williams Park & horticultural therapists Colleen Griffin & Laura Simonds-Rumpf for classes at Fort Williams Park that are focused on well-being.  Each 90-minute class is designed to help participants reduce stress and restore physical, mental & emotional energy while being supported by the natural beauty of Casco Bay. Click HERE for more information and to register.

photo by Amy Witt

Earth Walkers Pollinator Classes in June & July. Turn your yard into a bird and pollinator paradise with native plants! Join Friends of Fort Williams Park and Amy Witt, Founder and Director of Earth Walkers, for a stroll through the Children’s Garden and Cliff Walk at Fort Williams Park. Classes will be held June 5th and July 17th. More information & registration can be found here:  EVENTS/Earth Walkers Pollinator Classes.




Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour is July 15! Interested in a free ticket? Volunteer with us! All Garden Tour volunteers earn a free ticket to the event. For more information on how you can get involved, email Deb Riley at gardentour@fortwilliams.org. To sign up as an Event Volunteer, click here:  VOLUNTEER/GARDENTOUR

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here:  TICKETS/GARDENTOUR

We couldn’t talk Garden Tour without a shout out to our Event Sponsors:  Gnome Landscapes, Maine Home+Design, Magnolia Landscapes, Town & Shore Real Estate, and Woodin & Company Store Fixtures. Their generous support helps to make this event a success.  THANK YOU!



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