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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.

Forbes Lists Patterson Park As One Of America’s Best City Parks
November 25, 2009, 8:56 am
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Forbes Names Patterson Park One Of America’s Best City Parks

In a new article in the travel section of Forbes, Paterson Park, in Baltimore, is named one of America’s best city parks.

According to the article, Patterson Park “is steeped in history; it was the site of Union encampments during the Civil War, and houses several unique, historic buildings. It’s also full of present-day pleasures–skating rinks, pavilions and playgrounds–that connect the surrounding neighbors to the space”.

Frederick Law Olmstead designed Patterson Park at the end of the 19th century.  It was the first athletic park in the United States.  Today it spans 155 acres and is frequented by not only by runners, bikers, basketball, soccer players and other sports enthusiasts, but it has also become a popular setting for families, community gardeners and bird watchers, among others.  In addition to being a free and open space to the public, Patterson Park hosts community, cultural, and artisitic events.  For more information about Patterson Park, CLICK HERE.