Recent News

TreeBaltimore Ad Campaign Received The Creative Programming Award

In the spring of 2010, the TreeBaltimore Ad Campaign received the Creative Programming Award from Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. The award was presented to our designer, Davina Grunstein, of Matter, in recognition of outstanding contribution to the fields of Parks and Resource Conservat...

150 Trees For 150 Years

October 16, 2010 is the 150th anniversary of Druid Hill Park, the 3rd oldest large park in the country after Central Park and Fairmont Park. To honor this occasion, TreeBaltimore and the Friends of Druid Hill will plant 150 trees near the Zoo Mansion House, the original mansion from the estate. Do...

1-95 Tree Mitigation

With the expansion of I-95, a new partnership between Baltimore and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) formed. This spring, the partnership resulted in the planting of more than 1,100 deciduous and evergreen trees on park property at the following locations: Patterson Park, Joseph Lee Par...

Tree Master Plans For Major Parks

The Department of Recreation and Parks recently completed tree master plans for some of our large parks including Clifton, Druid Hill, Carroll, Herring Run, Patterson, Farring Baybrook and Joseph Lee. The master plans are being used to provide direction for ongoing tree selection and placement.

Constellation Energy Committed $300,000 For Tree Planting And Maintenance

Constellation Energy committed $300,000 over three years for tree planting and maintenance of existing trees in neighborhoods, on schools grounds and in parks. Through this public-private collaboration TreeBaltimore and Constellation joined to grow Baltimore’s tree canopy. The first year strategy f...

Mayor’s Recreation Center Task Force Report

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) currently operates 55 recreation centers across the city. The majority of centers were constructed in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, when the city’s population was nearly double its current size. Now, 50 years later, many centers ar...

The Winter Solace Of Baltimore’s Woodpeckers

By Glenda Weber Baltimore City Recreation and Parks In November, I was exploring Union Square Park with a teacher from Stuart Hill Elementary and several members of the Union Square Conservancy. The park is a wonderful spot of green surrounded by asphalt and concrete. There are a good variety of m...

Mulch Volcanoes Are Proven Tree Killers

By Glenda Weber Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Most people know drinking and driving don't mix but did you know trees and volcanoes don't mix? Volcanoes? In Baltimore? Yep, I see volcanoes all over the city and beyond. On my daily commute, I have watched trees be planted, carefully surrou...

City Releases Recreation Center Implementation

Plan includes $19m in capital investment, expanded programming and staff, afterschool programs and community partnerships. BALTIMORE (May 1, 2012) — Today, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) released the final Recreation Center implementation plan to transition the City’s agin...

Patterson Park Dog Park Opens Dec. 15

Join Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as they open the City’s newest dog park Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m., next to DiPietro Ice Rink. Two tennis courts in Patterson Park have been converted into a fenced dog run that includes separate areas for small and la...

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