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Support Baltimore City Parks -Attend An Event This Weekend!

Support Baltimore City Parks

Due to proposed budget cuts, Baltimore City parks are scrambling to find ways to make do with less.  You can support our Baltimore City Department of Recreation And Parks in a number of ways, such as using the parks as your work out location, making a donation, or attending a park event.  With so many things going on this weekend, there are many excuses to visit a Baltimore City park before the week’s end and help keep our green spaces green.

Events at Baltimore City Parks this weekend:

Cylburn Arboretum

Cylburn Tours
June 6, 12pm – 3pm
Begin at the  Cylburn Arboretum-Vollmer Center
Join Cylburn docents for an hour long tour of the grounds or take a cell phone tour on your own.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Druid Hill Park

Keep Your Cool Family Fun Fair!
Saturday, June 5th , Druid Hill Park, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Ride Around the Reservoir
Every Saturday 10:00 to Noon.
Borrow a bike at Druid Hill Reservoir across from the basketball courts.
$2 Donations are appreciated.

Gwynns Falls/ Leakin Park

Found Foods in the Great Outdoors
June 5th at Carrie Murray Nature Center, 12 – 2pm
Join a naturalist on a hike and gather edible plants and flowers.
Please pre-register. Admission is $4/adults and $2/children 5 and under.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Guided Bike Ride
June 5th
Leaves I-70 at 8AM return by 10AM
Ride through woodlands along the Gwynns Falls Trail to Carroll Park.
Discover the waterfalls and maybe a deer, a fox or a heron searching for fish.
Bring your bike, helmet and water.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Guided Bird Walk
June 5th on the woodland trails in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park from 8AM to 11AM.
Expert birders lead a group from the Trailhead 3 on Windsor Mill Road.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Patterson Park

Fishing Festival at the Lake
Saturday, June 5th from 10am-1pm
Patterson Park Lake

Polish Festival
June 4, 5, & 6th at the Pulaski Monument
Patterson Park, Eastern & Linwood Ave
For more info, CLICK HERE.

Check Out Baltimore’s 1st Composting Toilets At Cylburn Arboretum

Grand Opening of the The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum Saturday, May 1st

Grand Opening –
The Vollmer Center

Saturday May 1, 2010

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebration Events and Family Activities, Family Garden Events, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Food and Nature Museum.

From the Baltimore Messenger:

Now, after being closed since the fall of 2008 for a $6 million expansion and renovation, the city-owned arboretum reopens officially May 1, with a visitor center; a classroom addition to the greenhouse; a repaved, two-lane road; two parking lots; new underground water, telephone and electrical lines; and Baltimore’s first composting bathrooms.

To visit the Cylburn Arboretum’s website, CLICK HERE.