Things are moving along at Saratoga Gateway Park! This park is an extension of Kirby Lane Park, which was completed in partnership with the Franklin Square Community and Bon Secours in 2019. This phase of the project replaces 10 former vacant properties with beautiful landscaping, walking loop, central lawn, a set of swings and pull [...]
Fort Worthington Elementary Park Location: Rear of 2700 Block of East Oliver Street Park Summary: Project in partnership with BC Planning through the INSPIRE program. PPF is the project manager to renovate this garden space and install paths, raised beds, new fencing, and irrigation. Parks is also working with Branches to install a green roof and additional elements Residents Served: 3,546 Timeline: Spring 2021 [...]
The Parks & People Foundation seeks qualified Architects, Landscape Architects, and Civil Engineers (Designers) to provide design services during the design phase as well as the construction phase of various park development projects at to-be-determined locations across the city of Baltimore, MD. The selected team will be expected to work collaboratively with the Park [...]
Parks & People was thrilled to welcome Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan to see the progression of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative, a natural dye farm and processing site on our campus on Friday, June 28. The First Lady toured rows of marigolds, black-eyed Susans, and more which will serve as raw material for educational, [...]
We were thrilled to welcome Maryland's First Lady, Yumi Hogan, to our campus in March. She met with staff members to learn about our mission and programming while getting a chance to explore our 9-acre oasis in West Baltimore. Thank you for stopping by, Mrs. Hogan!
What a beautiful day for a groundbreaking! We are so pleased to officially begin work on Gateway Park in Baltimore's Darley Park neighborhood. We appreciate the support of the local elected officials, partner organizations and the amazing Darley Park community. We can't wait to unveil the new park in spring 2019!
On December 10, we celebrated the mid-project groundbreaking of a butterfly garden at Gelston Park with The Edmondson Village Community Association and in partnership with the City of Baltimore, Department of Planning's INSPIRE program. This flowering butterfly garden is dedicated to veterans of the armed forces and, when complete, will be a place of quiet reflection and beauty.
We are thrilled to announce our next project! A vacant lot in West Baltimore's Rosemont community will soon host a pilot urban farm project from Parks & People, the state of Maryland, Baltimore City, Maryland Institute College of Art and Coppin State University. The farm will grow indigo, beets, onions, marigolds and Black-eyed Susans to make natural dyes [...]
“I want the next generation of young people to know that the people before them did care; that we left a legacy, that we left a footprint of something productive that they can build off of.” - Delegate Cory McCray Parks & People's mission is to unite Baltimore City through vibrant parks and green spaces. [...]
Over 35 volunteers from the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank joined Parks & People at Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School on April 20th for the school's day-long Earth Day celebration. Volunteers visited with students for a fun-filled day of scavenger hunts, composter and picnic table construction, tree mulching and planting, and pollinator garden maintenance. The [...]