The Marquand Foundation, established in 1954, supports planting and special maintenance programs to preserve the park as an arboretum for the public to enjoy. To that end, the Foundation has purchased or been given more than 100 species of trees and shrubs over the years. In addition, the Foundation maintains close relationships with the municipality of Princeton, which owns the park, to ensure proper routine maintenance and raise awareness, if special attention is needed to the condition of trees and shrubs.
The Foundation engages in public events to promote the unique features of Marquand Park. Its board organizes Saturday clean up days in the spring and the fall, and in 2014 celebrated the park’s 60-year anniversary. On request, volunteers give tours of featured trees in the park.
The Foundation maintains a bulletin board with information near the main entrance to the park.
The Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and receives donations from the public to support its efforts. To support the park, please donate on line or contact: Tom Lederer, 34 Clearview Ave., Princeton, NJ 08540.