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The lights at Darley Gateway Park are officially on! Triumphantly, after 5 (yes, FIVE) years of effort, Darley Gateway Park is the first predominately African-American park in the city with high end, decorative lighting. After years of planning, designing, and implementing the community's vision, the lights are the last piece of the puzzle to [...]
Parks & People is seeking a consultant for Reimagine Middle Branch's dedication to the Baltimore Black Sox! Since 2018, P&P has collaborated with South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP), Baltimore City Department of Planning and a number of community leaders, elected officials, and [...]
Parks & People is honored to manage the design and build of the meditation garden for Roberta's House in historic Midway! Roberta's House is a family grief support center that provides trauma-informed care and addresses grief as a public health service. Roberta's House offers programming for all ages in order to [...]
Celebrating Freedom: A Historical Narrative This year, Parks & People had its first official Juneteenth observation. Since this is a relatively young national holiday, our Diversity Equity Inclusion Justice Committee thought it would be beneficial to our staff and board to host a lecture on the background of [...]
Goodbye, Spring Branches! Congratulations to our Spring Branches interns for completing their Green Entrepreneurs and Innovators Challenge (G.E.I.C.)! Each year, interns developed a product or service intended to improve the current environmental conditions that they then “pitch” to a panel of judges of community partners. Winners receive cash prizes for their inventions! Our brilliant [...]
Parks & People invites you to free health screenings for dental health, diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and mental health awareness, free for the whole family! We also invite you to use this time to register for our free six-week summer academic and environmental camp. SuperKids Camp is open to all Baltimore City rising 1st through [...]
Ribbon cutting for the brand new Salem St. Community Park! Salem Street in Penn-North underwent a major revival. The new Salem Street Community Park replaces blighted vacant lots and breathes fresh life into the heart of this block. The new park includes: flat green space for gathering and recreation, flowering trees and landscaping, a [...]
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 [...]