About Us

A group of Charles Village and Remington neighbors established the Friends of Wyman Park Dell in 1983 to promote a greater appreciation of the Dell’s historical significance and to help revive the park and its adjacent green spaces as a significant urban amenity.

The Friends of Wyman Park Dell organizes community-based park enhancement and improvement activities. These efforts include periodic clearing of invasive vegetation and replacing them with more suitable plantings to improve the Dell’s appearance and long-term viability. Throughout its history, the Friends of Wyman Park Dell has advocated for major improvements to the Dell’s storm water drainage, repair and restoration of its lower lawn and slopes, improved lighting and electrical systems, and improvements to its stone walls, stairs and paths, benches, and playground.

We are committed to the long-term revitalization and management of the Dell and its adjacent green spaces, especially to:

  • Rehabilitate and preserve the Dell’s historic features & design
  • Provide an attractive and safe destination for visitors
  • Enhance the existing landscape
  • Encourage programs and events
  • Attract new park users
  • Address issues of safety

Board Members


C. Ryan Patterson – President

Tom McGilloway – Vice President

Sarah Fawcett­ Lee – VP Membership & Development

Cailin McGough – Secretary

Richard Fawcett – Treasurer


Jon Constable

Matt Fisher

Judith Kunst

Kara Kunst

Mia Moreno-Hines – Director of Communications

Laura Samuel

Rachel Swayne


John Shields

Sandy Sparks


Travers C. Nelson