General Park News

Darley Park Lighting Ceremony!

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 [...]

Darley Park Lighting Ceremony!2022-08-12T16:17:52+00:00

Roberta’s House Meditation Garden Groundbreaking!

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 [...]

Roberta’s House Meditation Garden Groundbreaking!2022-08-02T16:50:06+00:00

Salem St. Park Ribbon Cutting!

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 [...]

Salem St. Park Ribbon Cutting!2022-05-11T17:08:51+00:00

Faith Lane Park Phase I Ribbon Cutting!

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 [...]

Faith Lane Park Phase I Ribbon Cutting!2022-05-09T14:16:37+00:00

The France-Merrick Foundation Supports Parks & People!

Parks & People is proud to announce funding from The France-Merrick Foundation as part of their community and economic development program. Parks & People received $350,000 in support for the Phase II expansion of Henrietta Lacks Educational Park, engineering design for Greenmount Park and renovation for the Cecil Elementary School Play Lot. Each project [...]

The France-Merrick Foundation Supports Parks & People!2022-04-27T15:31:26+00:00

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

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

Hamilton Elementary Middle School Phase I Renovation

Phase I of improvements for Hamilton Elementary/Middle School Yard have begun! Parks & People has worked on planned improvements for Hamilton EMS and the adjacent communities since 2020. This began with deep hybrid community engagement throughout the height of the pandemic, leading to the design of a master plan to help guide the phasing [...]

Hamilton Elementary Middle School Phase I Renovation2022-01-10T18:53:01+00:00

Groundbreaking at Greenmount Park!

Rebuilding Johnston Square On Monday, September 27th Johnston Square Partners, including but not limited to: Parks & People, Rebuild Johnston Square, Re-build Metro, Saint Francis Academy, MD DHCD Project C.O.R.E, and Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development broke ground on a long-anticipated project Greenmount Park, which includes an interim practice field for the [...]

Groundbreaking at Greenmount Park!2022-01-13T14:11:53+00:00
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