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 [...]
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 [...]
Liberty Elementary Playground Park Spotlight! The Liberty Elementary School Playground and School Yard Project A few months ago we wrote about our latest school yard improvement project at Liberty Elementary. We’re happy to announce that Liberty Elementary School has two new high quality playgrounds and outdoor classrooms! [...]
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 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, [...]
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 [...]