The community concept is to create a synergy between resident’s cherished pastimes and the serenity prayer. The plan includes a horseshoe pit area (most popular past time of the block) and a “serenity garden.”
The current 8,200-square-foot vacant lot will be turned into a combined playground, interactive fountain, and a natural place of respite – Sacred Place. The “active area” of the park, which will contain the fountain and playground, will be located on the sunny western side of the site.
While the Urban Farm was built for growing and distributing food to the neighborhood, the community also wanted to create an area specifically aimed towards providing a place for their community to come enjoy. They envisioned a space where perennial herbs grew thick enough to smell, where bright flowers grew all season long, and where neighbors could sit and relax: a place of respite and conversation.
Katie Long is the Program Director with Friends of Patterson Park (FPP), located in Baltimore, Maryland. With FPP, Katie supports and coordinates free year-round soccer program, tennis clinics, zumba and fitness programs, healthy living seminars and projects, summer concert series and many other park events. Katie is a fluent Spanish-speaker and serves as the liaison to...View