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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.

Ravens Go Green On Earth Day

Ravens Go Green On Earth Day

( – The Baltimore Ravens are teaming with M&T Bank to tackle an Earth Day beautification project on the Gwynns Falls Trail on Thursday, April 22. Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be in attendance at 2 p.m. to join the service effort.

Coordinated by the Parks & People Foundation, close to 100 volunteers will collaborate in several service activities, including landscaping, trash removal and tree care, in an effort to revitalize Baltimore’s unique urban environment, cultural resource and historic landmark. In addition, a number of volunteers will man canoes to remove litter contaminating a lake alongside the Trail.

The Gwynns Falls Trail is a continuous recreation corridor that connects over 30 neighborhoods in West and Southwest Baltimore. Local residents and visitors are able to bike, hike, rollerblade, fish, picnic, watch for birds and other wildlife, undertake environmental education activities, enjoy nature, host community festivals and meet friends and neighborhood residents along this coveted neighborhood Trail.

WHERE: Gwynns Falls Trail ( Carroll Park Golf Course entrance )
2100 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010
1:00 p.m. Volunteer arrival
1:30 p.m. Volunteers to worksites
2:00 p.m. Mayor Rawlings-Blake on site