Get ready for the West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration!

Spring is here and we’re celebrating in West Baltimore Squares – Franklin Square, Harlem Park, Lafayette Square, and Union Square – and in many of our historic neighborhoods! We have five fun free events coming up from April through June with everything from free vaccines for pitbulls, a chance to help a local garden, to a community bike ride and much more! Come out and enjoy the spring with your West Baltimore neighbors or get involved as a volunteer by calling Eli Pousson at 301-204-3337 or e-mail info@westbaltimoresquares.org. West Baltimore Community Pitbull Day at Franklin Square E/MS Saturday, April 7, … Continue reading Get ready for the West Baltimore Squares Spring Celebration!

B-More Dog brings a Community Pitbull Day to West Baltimore on April 7

Do you own a pitbull or pitbull mix? Join B-More Dog and the Friends of West Baltimore Squares for a West Baltimore Community Pitbull Day with free vaccines, collar & leash exchange, and a chance to talk with a vet or trainer! West Baltimore Community Pitbull Day Saturday, April 7, 12:00pm to 3:00pm Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School (Playground at Calhoun and Lexington Streets) 1400 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD Please note this is an outdoor event held rain or shine. Franklin Square E/MS is located within a short walk of stops for MTA Bus 001, 010, 020, 023, and 030 … Continue reading B-More Dog brings a Community Pitbull Day to West Baltimore on April 7

Perkins Square endures as an oasis of green in a changing neighborhood

Do you have more information about Perkins Square Park? Or do you have photos or stories on other West Baltimore landmarks? Please get in touch with Eli Pousson at pousson@baltimoreheritage.org or 301-204-337. As early as the 1840s, a small oasis of green known as Perkins’ Spring became a popular destination at the edge of the rapidly growing city. The park’s unique value to local residents came from the fresh-water spring that poured out at a rate of 60 gallons a minute. One resident later recalled how their neighbors carried water away “by the barrel in the ’80’s, especially when heavy … Continue reading Perkins Square endures as an oasis of green in a changing neighborhood

Chris in Hollins Market adopts a lot with Power in Dirt

Did you know that you can adopt vacant lots and turn them into green spaces? Baltimore City has streamlined their adopt-a-lot process and made it much easier! In our area, we also have the support of the hard-working Clean and Green team from Bon Secours. Every year, the Clean and Green team provides a one-time maintenance on around two hundred lots – changing the list of lots annually based feedback from residents like you. Taking over a recently cleaned and greened vacant lot is a great way to start a community green space after the initial work has already been … Continue reading Chris in Hollins Market adopts a lot with Power in Dirt