Directory

A meditation garden within the walls of a federal prison. A sculpture garden built by at-risk youth in the inner city. A therapeutic healing garden on the grounds of a hospital. A community peace garden serving a community made up of 80 different cultures and languages.  

These are just a few examples of the kinds of urban green spaces—what we call Sacred Places—that have come to life over the last few decades. We invite you to get to know a few by exploring our searchable directory below. Contact us to learn more!
Image Name Type Firesoul Description

4th Street City Park

4th Street and Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.annapolis.gov/

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Community park
Jib Edwards

This Sacred Place is nestled within a street-end park that was in dire need of an updated design and renovation. It is a quiet place for contemplation and also an environmentally proactive rain garden; a model for all Annapolis street end parks. Features include plants designed to capture and filter the run-off and trash that...

A Wider Circle in partnership with Sibley Plaza

1140 North Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.awidercircle.org/sibley.html

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Community park
Liz Anne Ganiban

In a neighborhood where the dome of the U.S. Capital can be seen just blocks away, there live 250 low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities struggling to meet their basic needs of food, housing, adequate health care and human dignity. With a grant to A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end...

Amazing Port Street Garden

2424 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
http://amazinggracelutheran.org/blog/

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Community park,
Memorial garden

Pastor Gary Dittman

Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and The McElderry Park Community joined together to create Amazing Port Street, a project on a mission to build community and nurture life through creating a Sacred Community Commons for Healing and Peace in the heart of the community. The space includes community gardens, gardening education and activities, youth art,...

American Geophysical Union (Nature Sacred/The Nature Conservancy partnership)

2000 Florida Avenue N.W.

Washington, DC 20009

Community park
Holly Lennihan

Since 2017, we have been working with AGU in Dupont Circle to turn their outdoor plaza space into a nature sacred green space that includes stormwater retention and reduces urban heat, while simultaneously creating an inviting space for people to reflect with nature. AGU’s mission is highly aligned with Nature Sacred and TNC. The organization...

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
http://www.avam.org

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Community park
Rebecca Hoffberger

As a featured enhancement to the American Visionary Art Museum’s existing meditation and sculpture garden, Nature Sacred partnered with AVAM to add a cascading and illuminated, water fountain wall – complete with multiple, humorous, carved stone heads, each spouting water – created by visionary elder artist, Ted Ludwiczak. Nature Sacred also supplied a prisoner-made contemplation...

Annapolis Maritime Museum Barge House Museum

133 Bay Shore Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.amaritime.org/

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Community park
Caitlin Swain

Nature Sacred’s Sacred Space at the Annapolis Maritime Museum is the focal point for morning walks with kids and dogs, concerts, family picnics, and, at the spring equinox, the place where sailors gather from all over to burn their socks. This quirky rite of spring is just one indication of what makes this site so unique....

Annapolis Waterworks Park

260 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401

https://www.annapolis.gov/1085/Waterworks-Park

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Community park
Marissa Wittlinger

The Annapolis Waterworks Park is a passive recreational facility operated by the Annapolis Department of Recreation and Parks. This 500-acre park is situated one mile west of the Annapolis Mall, and is one of the few open-space resources in the area which provides the public with hiking trails, as well as places to picnic and...

Arc of Central Chesapeake – Severn

1332 Donald Ave

Severn, MD 21144

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Community park
Jonathan Rondeau

On Tuesday morning, the doors to the Arc Central Chesapeake Region officially opened the new campus for staff and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The headquarters of the nonprofit, now at Donald Avenue in Severn, expanded from a very small location to 19,000 square feet with three new buildings for administration, training and collaboration....

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org

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Community park
Nicole Fall

Located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore, Baltimore Clayworks exists to develop, sustain and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational and collaborative programs in ceramic arts. An integral part of our campus is our Nurturing Nature Outdoor Community Space. The outdoor community space is a place of respite and enjoyment for...

Baltimore Community Mediation Program

3333 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://communitymediation.org/

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Community park

Baltimore Community Mediation Program provides free mediation services, teaches conflict resolution skills, mobilizes volunteer community mediators and educates the public. By making mediation and other nonviolent conflict resolution strategies more accessible in Baltimore City, the Community Mediation Program reduces violence and interpersonal conflict and animosity while improving communication all across Baltimore City. This neighborhood desperately...

Barton Park (formerly Whitman Walker Clinic)

5232 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22207
http://www.whitman-walker.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Dick Blackburn

Even on a cold and windy November morning, there’s something peaceful about the path that meanders past the community garden at Arlington County’s Barton Park. The smell of pine needles is strong in the air. Blowing leaves are scattered across the smooth river stones that nestle beneath the boulders that border the walk. Stroll down an...

Bon Secours Spiritual Center

1525 Marriottsville Road,
Marriottsville, MD 21104

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Rose Kurtz

The Bon Secours Labyrinth is the focal point of a one-acre sacred space surrounded by tall trees, plants, flowers and meditation benches. The Center is used by many diverse groups for meetings, seminars and conferences. The labyrinth at Bon Secours is based on the design of the eleven-circuit labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral...

Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis

121 S Villa Ave

Annapolis, MD 21401

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Community park
Lisa Lindsay-Mondoro

Brenton Arboretum

25141 260th St
Dallas Center, IA 50063
http://www.thebrentonarboretum.org/

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Community park
Melissa Burdick

With over 2,500 different trees and shrubs representing 500 different taxa of plants on display, the Brenton Arboretum centers its focus on celebrating trees and encouraging its visitors to learn and care for trees as well. Trees are strategically placed throughout the arboretum, blocking any views that would be clogged with outside distractions such as...

Central Park Conservancy

830 5th Avenue 
New York, NY 10021
http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/ladies-pavilion.html

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Community park

Tucked inside the Park at West 77th Street is a beautiful, secluded and contemplative setting with extraordinary vistas of the Manhattan skyline to the South and the Ramble Woodlands to the East is the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park. The Ladies Pavilion Landscape was in need of refurbishment from the amount of visitors to the...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Inspiration Point

6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.cbf.org

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Community park
Kimrey Argabright

“The project that started it all” – Inspiration Point. 1996 marked the first official Nature Sacred Space with a signature bench and journal, located at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. A long path canopied by vibrant trees, plants and flowers, leads to a destination point overlooking one of the many back creeks...

Chollas Creek Crossing

5106 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92105

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Community park

Chollas Creek Crossing was named by the community for its location at the crossroads of four neighborhoods in Southeastern San Diego.  Although low in income, these neighborhoods are rich in ethnic diversity, culture and tradition. Out of this strength of neighborhood character came their two-year campaign to turn a city creek parcel plagued by violence,...

Choose Life Memorial Garden at Intersection of Change

Intersection of Change
1947 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
www.intersectionofchange.org

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Community park
Todd Marcus

The space began as an effort to repurpose a vacant lot that was left after an empty building was demolished. The garden also found its purpose in memorializing those lost to drugs and violence in the community. Capitalizing on the opportunity to create a nature focused memorial space in a crowded metropolis, the lush garden...

Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE

Washington, DC 20003

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Community park
Paul Williams

The Ward Six 9/11 Memorial Grove at Congressional Cemetery broke ground on Arbor Day as the first of nine memorial groves to be placed around the city in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Rosemary Dillard, who lost her husband at the Pentagon on September 11th, spoke to the audience...

Crispus Attucks Park

63 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://crispusattucksparkdc.org/about/

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Community park
John Corea

Twenty years ago, the property looked nothing like it does today. A burned out building and concrete and asphalt surfaces littered with abandoned cars would have greeted a visitor walking down the alley. Neighborhood residents worked together to reclaim the space and transform it into the community gem it is today.  Crispus Attucks Park is...

Frederick Douglass Gardens, Inc.

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
http://www.nps.gov/frdo/

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Community park

The Gardens at Cedar Hill was conceived when Douglass’ mansion was placed on the list of 10 most endangered national parks. It provides lovely embellishment for the grounds and represents a show of support for the preservation of the legacy of a powerful community hero of international acclaim. It is a place to sit and...

Georgetown Waterfront Park

11 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Margaret Hardon

The Georgetown Waterfront Park is the vital last link that joins the 225 miles of public parkland along the Potomac River from the terminus of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, in Cumberland, Maryland, to historic Mt. Vernon, Virginia. The Citizens Association of Georgetown has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and Nature...

Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.govanspres.org/govanspres/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Pam Wallace

Govans Presbyterian Church provides an accessible outdoor seven-circuit labyrinth that is open and available to both the church and the community on a year-round basis. The labyrinth is constructed from natural and living materials, and is part of the church’s effort to establish “holy space” in the midst of the surrounding city. The church often...

Jeremy’s Way Street End Park

End of Jeremy’s Way
Annapolis, MD 21403
http://www.themre.org/

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Community park

Jeremy’s Way Street End Park is tucked discreetly at the end of a walkway that naturally leads you into the sacred space filled with plants and a view of the Chesapeake Bay in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. The only sounds are those of nature. The space is a favorite among the local residents of...

Juvenile Agency Volunteer Auxiliary (JAVA)

129 E. Main St
Unity Square
Elkton, MD 21921
http://www.cecildaily.com/news/article_a16ba43c-0e29-58b3-a301-7329b4698c87.html

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Community park
Guilia Hodge

Looking for new opportunities to counsel and support at-risk youth, JAVA has partnered with several community and civic organizations to envision and create a new town square at the centrally located courtyard of the Cecil County Courthouse. As an alternative to being assigned to the detention system, JAVA clients perform community service in the garden...

Kirby Lane Park Partnership with Bon Secours Community Works

1820-1828 W Saratoga St

Baltimore, MD 21223

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Community park
Colin Smith

Residents of the 1800 Block of Saratoga, led by Block Captain Donald Quarles, have organized efforts to stop chronic illegal dumping; restore scars on the block caused by the expansive demolition of deteriorating vacant homes; and establish a positive space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Donald, a 40 year resident of the block, came...

Landscapes of Resilience: Beach 41st Street Houses | Queens NY

38-20 Beach Channel Drive
Queens, NY 11691

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Community park

The Sacred Place at Beach 41st Street Houses in New York is the only community garden within the Nature Sacred Network. It had been a vital part of the community for more than two decades when it was suddenly destroyed in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy struck and devastated much of Queens. The garden’s 30 plots...

Landscapes of Resilience: Butterfly Garden & Overlook | Joplin MO

26th and Maiden Lane
Joplin, MO 64804

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Community park
Sara Jacobs Fisher

In May 2011, an EF5, mile-wide, multi-vortex tornado chewed through a large swath of Joplin, MO. In just 38 minutes, the tornado claimed 161 lives, injured 1150 others; it caused billions of dollars in damages, and left thousands of trees decimated, uprooted or maimed. Parts of the community were utterly devastated. In response, a special...

Langdon Community Park (9/11 Site)

2901 20th St NE
Washington, DC 20018

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Community park,
Memorial garden

Cheryl Dixon

Langdon Park was selected as the official Ward 5 grove by the steering committee of the citywide project because of the presence of a community recreation center, amphitheatre, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and a picnic area. It is a park with a number of potential uses, but it is still underutilized due to a...

Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center

10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.annapolislighthouse.org/

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Community park
Jenny Crawford

Lighthouse Ministries has served the homeless and disadvantaged in Anne Arundel County for more than 21 years. The Healing Garden, dedicated in 2010, is the embodiment of a rich collaborative partnership aimed at integrating communities and mending the spirit. Consistent with their mission to rebuild lives through service and compassion, Light House and its partners...

Lineville Pocket Park

1 Bob Riley Drive

Lineville, AL 36266

Community park

Marian House

949 Gorsuch Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://marianhouse.org/

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Community park
Psalms Rojas

The mission of Marian House is to nurture self-esteem and give troubled women the tools they need to realize their full potential. The Outdoor Sculpture Garden came into being as an outgrowth of the work of Marian House. Four 6 ½ foot tall female caryatids sculpted in marble are mounted on the front façade of...

Martha’s Place Garden

1947 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Community park
Jamon McLean

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Emily Kohlenstein

The centerpiece of Maryland Hall’s Founder’s Green is the labyrinth, which also features an artist’s circle, a majestic elm tree and benches for reflection. Maryland Hall’s labyrinth was constructed in 2002, and is a replica of that inlaid in the floor of Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral outside Paris. The Artist’s Circle sits on the...

Mount Washington Arboretum

Lochlea Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21209
http://www.mwpt.org/

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Community park
Maria Leasca

What was once an abandoned, one-acre brown field where an apartment building once stood in northern Baltimore City is now the site of the Mt. Washington Arboretum. The site features over 250 yards of trails infused with hundreds of native plant species, as well as a interpretive signs, five seating arrangements, a tool shed with...

Mt. Olivet Cemetery | In Partnership with the Nature Conservancy

1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E.,

Washington, D.C. 20002

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Community park
Cheryl Tyiska

Catholic cemeteries are sacred burial grounds for those who have left the earth, but they also serve as powerful places for the living. Mount Olivet Cemetery’s green space is no exception, and is a welcome center of reflection, comfort and tranquility. The green space at Mount Olivet contains a specifically designed Nature Sacred bench with...

Naval Cemetery Landscape | Brooklyn NY

Williamsburg Street West between Kent Ave and Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Community park
Terri Carta

The Sacred Place at the Naval Cemetery Landscape was created as part of The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a much larger plan to transform unused space around Brooklyn Navy Yard into lush waterfront, and was a National Nature Sacred Awards grantee. Covering more than 1.5 acres, the space is the site of a former naval cemetery...

Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden

4414 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Lauren Goodsmith

The Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden was planted on the grounds of St. Anthony of Padua Church in 2000. Since that time, the Garden has become a place of peace and healing for all who come to visit this sacred space. Over the years, the Garden has  continued to grow, so that as you stroll through...

Old Market House Square Park

2001 14th Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

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Community park
Donald Cryer

Over the course of seven years, St. Philip’s Church has worked with an amazing array of organizations to bring their vision of community revitalization through the revitalization of a neighborhood park in the Anacostia Historic District. In the Spring of 2011, the groundbreaking was enthusiastically celebrated by all involved: The Anacostia Garden Club, Casey Trees,...

Splash and Shade Park in Partnership with Bon Secours Community Works

2 & 8 N. Fulton Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21223

Community park
Colin Smith

As a housing developer, Unity Properties understands that equitable housing is not merely about the inside built environment but is just as much about the neighborhood amenities and healthy environment surrounding the built units. This drove us to begin to engage our residents in 2017 around the vacant, dumping ground at 2 N. Fulton Avenue...

St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church

3305 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
http://www.stanthonyparish.org/content/about-us/garden/

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Community park

Dedicated in 2005 and located behind St. Anthony’s Church is a community Peace and Remembrance Garden, enclosed on three sides by the church building and the rectory, providing individuals with an opportunity to nourish their souls in quiet meditation and contemplation. The garden also serves as a place for community gatherings of both the parish...

St. James Episcopal Church of Irvington

205 South Augusta Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

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Community park,
Labyrinth

With a focus on programming and hands on involvement, the neighborhood Youth ministry of St. James Mission Church, along with the greater Irvington community, worked to create a community peace park and labyrinth. The peace park is truly a grassroots effort that depended on the hard work of the surrounding community....

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane,
Bethesda, MD 20814
http://www.stlukesbethesda.org/labyrinth

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Susan Casson

In 1999, a small group of St. Luke’s parishioners gathered to explore their interest in labyrinth walking. Once they shared the calming experiences of walking the labyrinth with their fellow parishioners, interest in building a permanent outdoor labyrinth in connection with the Memorial Garden located on church grounds grew. The labyrinth design is based on...

St. Paul’s School

11152 Falls Road
Brooklandville, MD 21022
https://www.stpaulsschool.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

The St. Paul’s School is a K-12 college preparatory school located near Baltimore City. Here on the campus can be found a Community Labyrinth and Peace/Meditation Garden, important tools for students and the greater community to help in understanding how important quiet time is for maintaining a physically, mentally and spiritually balanced life. Both the...

Stadium Place – Thanksgiving Place Labyrinth

1000 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
http://www.gedco.org/

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Nichole Battle

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), Nature Sacred and the Baltimore community worked together to see this vision become a reality just in time for Thanksgiving 2006. GEDCO works in partnership with faith-based and community organizations to provide affordable housing, support services, food and emergency assistance to neighbors in need. Stadium Place, located in the Waverly...

Stony Run

1 Oakdale Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21210

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Community park
Janet Felsten

The original Firesoul, Dr. Michael Beer, retired chairman of John Hopkins University biophysics department, was committed to the upkeep of the park, and for many years organized the replanting of native species there. When the Jones Falls Watershed Association proposed a bench honoring his efforts, he selected the location for the Nature Sacred bench to...

The Arc of Central Chesapeake – Annapolis

931 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.thearcccr.org/

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Community park
Jonathan Rondeau

The Arc of Central Chesapeake Region, Inc. (The Arc) has created a decorative MaryLandscapes Sensory Garden designed for people with developmental disabilities, their families and the Annapolis community. The Arc property was transformed from a useless junk yard of old tires, concrete, blacktop, broken bottles, non-native trees and invasive plants, into a beautiful native garden....

The Arc of Prince George’s County

1401 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
http://www.thearcofpgc.org/

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Community park
Robin Bracey

Nature Sacred partnered with The Arc to complete three phases in creating a Sensory Garden. The garden creates a place of sanctuary for Arc staff and a place of opportunity to experience the healing power of nature for more than 75 individuals who have developmental disabilities. It is the first space that Nature Sacred helped...

The Bon Secours Urban Farm Initiative

Fayette St. & Fulton Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21223

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Community park
Colin Smith

The Bon Secours Urban Farm Initiative has been actively growing fresh fruits and vegetables on a ¼ acre site across from Bon Secours Community Works since late 2016. Over ten years ago, BSCW’s Clean & Green workforce development training team adopted the vacant lots, where fourteen row homes once stood. They converted the land into...

The Childrens’ Peace Center, Inc.

4 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Community park
Tom Gamper

The Childrens’ Peace Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the spirit of peace within children and to enrich their lives through creative self-expression. A Childrens’ Peace and Memorial Garden at the Cathedral of the Incarnation was created in memory of children who have been killed each year in Baltimore City due to street...

The League for People with Disabilities, Inc.

1111 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21239

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Community park
Hasan

The League is a pivotal and pioneering agency founded in 1927 with a commitment to offering individuals with disabilities the opportunity to gain independence through a comprehensive continuum of services. A relaxing rain curtain, wide, gently-graded wheelchair accessible paths and entrances, raised beds and containers, sensory-stimulating areas selected for fragrance, texture and color, and adaptive...

The Marble Fountain Garden at Patterson Park

27 S. Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231

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Community park
Jennifer Arndt Robinson

Patterson Park is known to its urban neighborhoods as “the best back yard in Baltimore.” Surrounded on all sides by densely populated urban neighborhoods, this 137-acre park has been valued and loved by the southeast Baltimore community for generations. Nature Sacred played a major part in the restoration of the 1864 Marble Fountain located at...

UMBC: Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
https://cadvc.umbc.edu/joseph-beuys-sculpture-park/

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Community park
Symmes Gardener

The idea being: By involving many community members, ideas will take root, and people will get themselves in motion to plant more trees and improve their communities in other creative and self-determined ways. In 2002, as part of the Tree Partnership, over 200 trees were planted among Patterson Park, Carroll Park and Wyman Dell Park,...

University of Maryland Garden of Reflection and Remembrance

1101 Memorial Chapel
College Park, MD 20742
http://www.chapel.umd.edu/garden.php

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Community park
Denise McHugh

Its concept originated in the students’ response to national tragedies, such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the terrorist attacks of September 11. As a way to try to process and understand such loss, students unconsciously gravitated to the spot, a soon-to-be sacred space in nature that was adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. The Garden...

UPenn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology Stoner Courtyard

3260 South Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Community park
Rosemary Perez

Stoner Courtyard – In 1998, The Stoner Courtyard was part of the “Campaign for the East Wing”, the renovation plans for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Before renovation, the courtyard was claimed by parked cars and transient traffic, not allowing much pedestrian traffic to enjoy the outdoor space adjacent to the museum....

Upper Eutaw and Madison Neighborhood Sculpture Park

2117 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Community park
Michelle Hawks Cuellar

Young people created this unique sculpture garden to voice their thoughts and ideas in what was once a vacant city park. The space is always evolving and changing to reflect the current thoughts and feelings of the Upper Eutaw and Madison Neighborhood Sculpture Park. The park provides greenery, exercise and playtime equipment in the heart...

Village Learning Place

Village Learning Place
2521 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Community park,
Labyrinth

Liesje Gantert

The Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. It is our belief that libraries are not only a repository for books, but also serve as community centers focused on the personal and professional growth of their patrons....

Washington Parks and People – Marvin Gaye Park

Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE & Division Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019

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Community park
Steve Coleman

Washington Parks & People has been a strong impetus behind the reclamation and revitalization of one of D.C.’s most historic and memorable parks. Formerly Watts Branch Park, Marvin Gaye Park is the longest continuous city park and creek in D.C. Since 2001, its decline from the previous decades has been turned around, cleaned up and...

Washington Parks and People – Meridian Hilltop Gathering Place

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
https://washingtonparks.net/ 

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Community park
Steve Coleman

Meridian Hill — an ancient Native American spiritual ground and the site of America’s first national park for the performing arts — has been dramatically reclaimed from crime and violence by its Washington, D.C. community. The Josephine Butler Parks Center, which sits atop Meridian Hill, is Washington’s “greenhouse” for celebrating and advancing once-forgotten green spaces...

Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard

1103 Smithville Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://whbateslegacycenter.org/

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Community park

The ACDS is a nonprofit organization that directs redevelopment efforts in Anne Arundel County. The Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard is part of the overall Wiley H. Bates Redevelopment Project, which is restoring historic Wiley H. Bates High School, the only high school for African-American youth in Anne Arundel County from 1932 to 1965. The...

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