Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tree Planting in C. P.

On Wednesday, Dec. 21st at 9:00 a.m. the Department of Environment donated a live Christmas tree that was planted that day in the Carroll Park Golf Course.  Joe Burch (District Park Manager), Adrian Diaczok and others (MDE), Edith Nelson and Gloria Pestridge (FoCP) all took part in the planting.  Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Free Concert in Carroll Park!

Help the Friends of Carroll Park celebrate "Art and Fitness in Carroll Park"
Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Carroll Park at Washington Blvd. and Bayard St.  Concert starts a 7:00 pm. 
Back by popular demand "SMOOTH TEAZE 8"  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the old time sounds of this sensational Acapella Doo-Wop group!        And, Abraham Pinky the Pigtown Pig will be there!
Watermelon slices 25 cents                 Sodas/water and a small chips $2.00

But that's not all!
Show up at 6:00 pm and kids can decorate a "PIGTOWN KIDS" t-shirt for a $1.00.  Or Come a little earlier in the day and take a walk around the Fitness Trail located at the west end of the park near Monroe St. and Washington Blvd. OR walk over to the PAL Center (next to the skate-park) located at Bayard and Herkimer Sts. and take a look and the new "CARROLL PARK" mural being painted under the direction of Stefan Hauswald.

Rain Plan:  If it should rain the concert and t-shirt decoration will take place at the Power House Church located 1352 James St. (across Bayard St. from the park)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

National Trails Day is June 4th!

Come, sign up and walk for the 5th Annual "TOT LOT" Walkathon & Celebration! Starting location will be at the Fitness Trail in Carroll Park (near the basketball courts) from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two and one-half times around equals ONE MILE. We welcome all pledges and particapants. Proceeds go to Tot Lot Christmas Bazaar for community children. A FREE Community Cookout will be had after the walk 1:00 p.m. at the Tot Lot on Carroll and Archer Streets. For information call Ms. Edith Nelson 410-752-6342 or Ms. Pat Blake 410-625-3936.

1-3 PM Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks and Landscapes take a guided walk and explore the history of Carroll Park with an emphasis on the effect the Olmsted Brothers landscape designers had on the park. Reservation required, contributions suggested . Contact, 410-945-0586. (rain or shine)

(Attend a Civil War lecture (Significant contributions of African American Union Sailors during the Civil War) in the stable sponsored by Mount Claire Museum House from 12 Noon-1PM. Visit the mansion before or after the walk. Reservation and fees required call 410-837-3262 or visit their website:

Visit the nearby B&O Rail Road Museum from 10AM-4PM: )

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Developments with FoCP!

Please be sure to check out our new Facebook page! Link is over on the right!

April 5, 2011 Meeting Summary

New Business

Open Gates Community Health

Ms. Pheobe Wilson from Open Gates presented on a program being offered to Pigtown moms. The Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies program works with new and expectant mothers in providing a range of assistance from cribs and home-safety supplies to immunization and WIC assistance. For more information contact Open Gates at 410-467-6040

April 30th Cleanup

Rebuilding Together Baltimore will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011. FoCP membership will be suggesting clean-up in the park along the northern border in the brush and wooded area near the railroad tracks. The area can use a good cleaning.

Concert in the Park

Will be held on Saturday July 30, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:00PM. We have confirmed that Smooth Teaze 8 will be performing this year again and it should be another great show!

Baltimore National Trails Day - June 4

National Trails Day will be held on June 4, 2011 from 8AM to 4PM at various locations around the city. More information to come!

Pigtown/Carroll Park Walk-ability Initiative

FoCP is continuing its work to develop a community walking trail as a loop that incorporates connections with the Gwynns Falls Trail. The Pigtown trail will connect the wonderful artistic and historic sites, recreation areas and commercial establishments in the neighborhood with those in the park. Look for more soon!

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 7:00PM. We meet at the Waymans AME Church at 1307 Washington Boulevard. See you there!