Trail reconstruction was completed in Herring Run Park this summer. The Friends of Herring Run Parks worked with the Student Conservation Association to restore the Tyndale trail, Mayfield trail, and create a new trail in the Roberton area of the park. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) supplied two crews of high school students to rebuild the trails over six weeks during July and August. A SCA intern hired by the Friends of Herring Run Parks coordinated the crews’ work with community members and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks (DRP). DRP supplied all the mulch for the trails.
The Friends of Herring Run Parks sponsored a National Trails Day event in Herring Run Park on Sunday, June 2, 2013. The event coincided with the celebration of National Trails Day across the country. National Trails Day included hikes, fishing, food, and the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures van.
Making use of the trails running throughout Herring Run Park, participants explored new parts of the park. Children from the community got the opportunity to learn to fish for the first time. Blue Water Baltimore provided fishing poles and Tockterman Sporting Goods donated the bait. The Sunday regulars – basketball players at the Halls Springs courts – joined in the celebration too.
Every Sunday starting at noon, all kids are invited to try their luck with free catch and releases at the Hall Springs area under the Harford Road Bridge. Sam Lippincott, the Park Steward, will be there with ten fishing rods and equipment for the kids to use.