About Us


How Friends of Mary Lake came to be

In 2015, at the peak of the drought, Mary Lake residents as well as park users from around Redding came together to discuss ways to combat the declining water quality and quantity in Mary Lake. It was decided that forming a non-profit organization could allow private citizens to secure funding (donations and grants) that could be used to help maintain the health of the lake, and the surrounding environment.    

Our goal is to join together with neighbors to create a beautiful Mary Lake Park.


The Friends of Mary Lake was created as an independent non-profit, 501 (c) 3, organization for the purpose of maintaining and beautifying Mary Lake for generations to come. FOML was incorporated in 2016.


Our mission

Friends of Mary Lake is an organization that was established with a stated objective: 

To maintain, improve, and beautify Mary Lake Park, a city park located in Redding, California, for the benefit of all citizens and wildlife