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!