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Historic Park Investment!

Parks & People applauds Baltimore City for the historic $41 million investment in recreation and green space improvements for Baltimore Rec and Parks! We are thrilled to see Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore Rec and Parks Executive Director Reginald Moore's commitment to our city with this vital allocation of funds: $9.9M for improving [...]

Historic Park Investment!2022-02-28T21:47:14+00:00

Black History Month: Ella Thompson

Happy Black History Month! Today we are honoring a Baltimore legend and champion for Baltimore City youth, Ella Thompson. Ella was a mother, activist, and dedicated volunteer. After losing her child to gun violence, Ella committed her life to the well-being of Baltimore City youth including having safe places to play outdoors and appreciate [...]

Black History Month: Ella Thompson2022-02-25T18:55:46+00:00

Black History Month: Matthew Henson

Happy Black History Month! Today, let's honor and remember legendary Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson--the first man on the North Pole. Our first post demo park project "Miracle on McKean" is in the Matthew Henson Community, located in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore. The community is named after the first man to reach [...]

Black History Month: Matthew Henson2022-02-11T16:27:38+00:00

Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month from Parks & People!!To start this momentous month, we thought we'd talk a little more about Upton, Baltimore. Upton neighborhood is located in West Baltimore and historically has been one of the economic, political and cultural centers of Baltimore's Black community. Upton is known for well-preserved architectural detail and for raising some [...]

Happy Black History Month!2022-02-01T20:15:57+00:00

Upton Gateway Pocket Parks Groundbreaking

Upton Gateway Parks Groundbreaking! Parks & People broke ground for Historic Upton's series of parks! All of our projects are special, however the revitalization of vacant homes and land in West Baltimore's Historic Upton is an inspiration. This project showcases the power in community driven projects. Decades in the making, Upton's revitalization is a [...]

Upton Gateway Pocket Parks Groundbreaking2022-01-31T18:54:45+00:00

Faith Lane Park Groundbreaking!

New Park: Faith Lane Park Coming Spring 2022 Yesterday, we broke ground and laid fresh sod for Faith Lane Park! Faith Lane Park is in the Gay Street Neighborhood of East Baltimore. Now, what were vacant homes next to an old city water park is now the main entrance to the future park. Community [...]

Faith Lane Park Groundbreaking!2022-01-26T19:43:56+00:00
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