September 26, 2012
Your article about expanding road and parking access in Patterson Park reflects a disturbing tendency to think within "the box" ("Residents irate over proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19).The city's plan to pave over a significant green space reminds me of the trees that were cut down to make way for the Grand Prix and never replaced. Having worked outdoors in Baltimore during the summer, I know how charm free Charm City can be when its paved surfaces turn into heat islands that radiate sweltering temperatures.
July 13, 2011
On a concrete pad behind a Patterson Park row house, Emily Jaskot has created an urban oasis through creative use of flowers, herbs, vines and even trees planted in containers. She and her husband, Jared, moved to the house in 2007 and the next spring, the work began. "It was kind of desolate," says Jaskot, a recent law school graduate. "I just wanted to fill as much of the space as possible with green and flowers. " The couple built wooden containers and a trellis and planted a dogwood tree, rose bushes and lots of mint.
April 18, 2014
Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community. The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the Pagoda, to unearth remnants of a War of 1812 camp there. The archaeologists will hold volunteer training from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for those interested in participating in the dig, which began Wednesday and runs through May 15. They will be answering questions and showcasing findings from 9 a.m. to noon.
September 21, 2012
The news that Baltimore's leaders plan to put parking lots and a road in Patterson Park is a slap in the face to the residents of this city ("Residents irate at proposal to pave over green," Sept. 19). This speaks to a fundamental lack of respect from our local government. For all types of Baltimore citizens - young couples, artists, immigrants, families, and those in between - public spaces are a necessity. Are there secret plans to deface local libraries and schools? I would hope not. A sunny day at Patterson Park is often as vibrant and welcoming a spot as can be found in the state, and to gut that for parking spaces and more traffic is a sad misunderstanding of what cities are. Every attempt this city makes to pander to suburbanites, most of whom still won't move to the city, serves to sanitize the spirit of a city that once embodied the greatness of American urban space and could do so again.
May 20, 2013
Thursday night is the ninth annual Wine Tasting at Sunset in Patterson Park. The evening event will include samplings of cuisine provided by merchants and restaurants like Bistro Rx, V-NO, Todd Conner's, Di Pasquale's and Chesapeake Wine Co. “We're thrilled to have some of the best delights from the neighborhood's finest restaurants and wine companies,” said Kathy Harget, executive director of Friends of Patterson Park, a non-profit group that...
October 20, 2011
The annual BARCStoberfest & Strut Your Mutt Walk will happen Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Patterson Park, at the corner of Eastern and Linwood streets. The event, which is sponsored by the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, is held to raise awareness and funds for the 12,000 animals BARCS takes in each year. There will be a silent auction, pet costume contests, crafts vendors and adoptable pets. The actual walk starts at noon; registration commences at 11 a.m. Go to http://www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.