Faith Lane Ribbon Cutting Group Pic

Faith Lane Park Ribbon Cutting!

We held a small ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Phase I for Faith Lane Park.
Through Project C.O.R.E. our partners were able to tear down 4 long abandoned vacant properties. In their place, we created an inviting usable entranceway for this future park. After removing the blighted properties, we broke ground here in January and since removed invasive species and trash, laid fresh sod, new trees, and installed a beautiful gravel pathway, new bright sign, and safety fencing.
Parks & People was honored to stand by the Gay St. community and our incredible partners Senator Cory McCray Rebuild Metro Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Councilman Robert Stokes and the Kentfileds Foundation and for an uplifting ribbon cutting!
Faith Lane Park New Sign
Faith Lane Park
We have been actively working with our community partners on a master plan vision for Phase II, which will revitalize the old city park, first installed in the era of “urban renewal.” Improvements include improved lighting, landscaping, and a variety of areas for multi-generational active and passive recreation.
As you can see in some pictures, the park lays beneath the shadow of more vacant homes that have yet to be removed. They stand as reminder of how we need to keep pushing for this work to be done. It’s important to our organization that we continue to replace dangerous blight with usable greenspace or affordable housing to progress redevelopment in historically neglected neighborhoods. The damage of redlining is a persistent problem with many negative outcomes including civil servants losing their lives.
This small entryway is a huge step and the beginning of something great for the Gay St. community.
If you want to be a part of the greening of Baltimore City, join us in donating, volunteering, and join us at our annual fundraiser this Friday, Picnic in the Park!
Faith Lane Park Girl Running
Faith Lane Park Parks Dept
Faith Lane Park Rebuild Metro