Park Spotlight! A series dedicated to walking through some of our favorite completed projects. The Darley Gateway Park Story First, you may remember our groundbreaking announcement for Darley Gateway Park? Presently, we're happy to announce the project went beautifully! As you know, each park has a story and an [...]
Parks & People is pleased to announce finalized plans to begin the playground transformation at Liberty Elementary School! We will break ground for this long awaited project at the end of July! Special shout out to Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) for choosing @Liberty [...]
Parks and People Foundation Officially Opens 3 New Green Spaces in Baltimore City! What a great day for Parks and People Foundation and Baltimore City! 3 ribbon cuttings for 3 amazing communities in 3 hours. It was our immense honor to officially open three new vibrant community parks in West and East Baltimore. Through hard [...]
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.