Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bike Raffle and Concert in the Park!

Exciting News! SOBO Sports has donated a bike for raffle to support the Friends of Carroll Park. This slick Gary Fisher bike will be auctioned at the Concert in the Park.

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased in two locations:

Light Street Cycles
1124 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
through August 12, 2009


at Concert in the Park!
Wednesday August 12, 2009
Carroll Park
Washington Blvd at Bayard Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

The bike will be auctioned immediately following the Concert at 8:00PM.

Thank you SOBO Sports!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Images and Video from Skatepark Painting

Here are some links to pictures and a video from the Skatepark Painting Project by Diggs Johnson students!

A big Thank you from FoCP for all of their effort!

Photographs of Carroll Skate Park Painting and Cleaning on 5/13/09

Stopmotion Skate park video from 5/13/09

Monday, June 15, 2009

News Updates

"Tour dem Parks, Hon" event in Carroll Park named a CRITIC'S PICK by the Baltimore City paper

City selects developer for Pigtown project

EPA Stimulus Funds to be used in Carroll Park area of Baltimore City
Two projects in Baltimore met the initial criteria for some funding: a $230,000 project under design in the Carroll Park area of Baltimore and a $125 million project in the bidding phase at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Carroll Park project will get the full amount, while $6 million is slated for Patapsco.

June 2nd Meeting Recap

SOBO Sports Fundraiser for FoCP

SOBO Sports held a fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Carroll Park on June 4, 2009 at Mad River Grille in South Baltimore. FoCP appreciates the support of SOBO Sports and their continued presence at Carroll Park. Thank you!

Walking Pigtown: Building Community Block by Block

Friends of Carroll Park is working to submit a grant application to the Parks and People Foundation. The plan is to create a walking map/plan for the Pigtown neighborhood. By connecting Carroll Park with educational, historical, cultural, social and economic opportunities in Pigtown and adjacent communities, the map/plan will serve both residents and visitors; creating a launch pad for exciting programs in the neighborhood. More details to come!

Bylaws Review/Annual Dues

A review of the Friends of Carroll Park bylaws resulted in scheduling dues collection for membership with FoCP. Dues for this year are $10.00 and will be collected at the July 7th meeting. Come out and give our park a hand! See you then!

Concert in the Park!

The Concert in the Park at Carroll Park will be held Wednesday August 12th at 7:00PM. More exciting details to come!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recap from May 5th Meeting

Carroll Park Field House
The field house building that burned in the park had become the subject of complaints; inadequate fencing was not protecting the site from disruption. Fortunately, safety measures have been taken in recent days to rectify this situation. Removal of the remainder of the structure is currently being discussed and processed by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.

Donation to Diggs Johnson Students from Friends of Carroll Park
We are pleased to announce that the Friends of Carroll Park made a $500.00 contribution to the Students Sharing Coalition, Inc. for improvements to the skate park at Carroll Park. Students, teachers and skaters from Diggs Johnson Middle School, as part of Operation Aware service day, worked to beautify the skate park.

Southwest Baltimore Healthy Homes and Communities Initiative
The next meeting will take place Monday June 29, 2009 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Power House Church (1352 James Street, Baltimore, MD)

Next Meeting
Our next meeting will be held on June 2, 2009 at 7:00PM. Please remember that our membership dues are this month; so come prepared.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Diggs Johnson Middle School Students to Help Improve Park!

On Wednesday May 13, 2009 from 8:30AM to 10:45AM students from the seventh grade class of Ms. Smith and Mr. Locke at Diggs Johnson Middle School will be participating in a service project at Carroll Skate Park at Carroll Park.

The students have decided to paint the skate park as part of a special class they are in called Operation AWARE. Operation AWARE is run through Students Sharing Coalition, a nonprofit that provides service-learning and civic engagement experiences to students from diverse backgrounds, who take responsibility for their communities and are committed to social justice.

Please come out to support the students.

For more information or to provide assistance or donations please contact:
Kaleema Breathett 410-662-8999

Students Sharing Coalition, Inc.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Carroll Park in the News!

Baltimore Magazine discusses Carroll Park in its "Best Places to Live 2009" article in its April issue.

Joseph Landers of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors "points to what he calls 'rough gems,' including Belair-Edison, Baltimore Highlands, Carroll Park, Poppleton, and Penrose. 'These are communities that represent great investment opportunities,' he says. "

Read the full article here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Update on Traffic Light

The entrance/exit to Carroll Park has been identified as a concern by many of our park users. Currently, the entrance/exit on Washington Boulevard is not served by a traffic signal. It is very difficult to safely enter and exit our park by car.

Please contact our Pigtown/Carroll Park council members to have them see the problem firsthand. Afternoons/evenings and weekends are good times to show just how dangerous this situation can become.

District 9: Agnes Welch
District 10: William Cole
District 11: Edward Reisinger

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Meeting Recap

Tuesday April 7, 2009

Southwest Baltimore Healthy Homes & Communities Initiative
Are you concerned about environmental hazards in our community? Come to the Southwest Cares Community Meeting:

Monday April 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Diggs-Johnson Middle School
1300 Herkimer Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Sponsored by WPNPC and the Baltimore City Health Department

Tree Planting Project in Watershed 263
Will take place the week of April 20th

Olmsted Walk
To be held in Carroll Park beginning at the Mount Clare Mansion
Sunday May 17, 2009
2:00PM to 4:30PM

For more details please contact:
Judy Dobbs

Or visit the website

Carroll Street/Archer Street Tot Lot
Come on out and support Pigtown's wonderful Tot Lot!

Spring Planting will take place on Saturday April 25, 2009 at 9:00AM

Support the Tot Lot by walking in the annual Walk-A-Thon!
Saturday May 23, 2009
Be sure to stick around for the cookout following the walk!

Tour dem Parks, Hon!
Sunday June 14, 2009
Registration begins at 7:00AM in Carroll Park
More information available here

Walkability Map Discussion
More exciting details to come!

SOBOSports Football
This organization is interested in supporting Carroll Park. With a large contingent of players each spring and fall in the Park, they want to provide some help in achieving our goals! Thanks to SOBOSports!


Traffic Light
A number of Park users are concerned about the lack of a traffic signal at the entrance/exit to Carroll Park. During busy periods the intersection can be quite difficult and unsafe to navigate. More information to follow.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday May 5, 2009
Waymans Church

1305-07 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Welcome to the Friends of Carroll Park website!

Here you will be able to find all of the latest and greatest information about the exciting things that are happening in Carroll Park.

Keep an eye here to learn about events/upcoming activities to have fun and help enrich our community park.