Want to work in a park this summer? You can!


The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth crews in the SCA Baltimore Community Crew Program, over a 7-8 week period of time in the summer of 2014. Below is a link to the complete position description with compensation details, program dates and how to apply.

Baltimore Community Crew Leader

SCA – Student Conservation Association
Office 4245 N Fairfax Dr | Suite 825 | Arlington, VA 22203
(703)524-2441 (ext. 2034)

A hearty thank you to City Arborist with Department of Recreation and Parks

No one can forget the drenching rains we experienced the last week of April. They were relentless.

4_29 & 4_30 tree down

Herring Run Park’s Tyndale Path suffered great damage when we lost a giant oak that crashed down on it. Thanks to a report of the downed tree from a neighboring resident and park advocate, a call was placed with Baltimore City’s Arborist at the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Mr. Erik Dihle assured FHRP that the popular path would be be cleared and made secure and he and his crews made good to their promise.

4_29 & 4_30 tree down repair

Thank you to our partners with Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks Forestry Division!!!!

FUN DAY — May 17, 2014


Coalition of Communities Members Family, Friends, and Fun Celebration

May 17th, 2014

11:30AM to 4:30 PM

Transforming Life Church of God 

4801 Sipple Avenue, Baltimore, 21206

We are a very multicultured community which also includes many newcomers from various nationalities.  Everyone is invited to make our affair truly a major representation of all the people who reside within Gardenville/ Cedonia/Hazelwood/Parkside/ and Frankford.

We need many volunteers to help ensure its total success.

To volunteer, please call 401-325-1165

FIA legal boundaries since 1969 is Parkside/Belair Rd to Belair Rd White Ave , East to Pulaski Hwy at the city county line. Our population is 26,000 residents. We need to make known that as a community working in concert we are a shining example of a progressive Baltimore City of people who care about our city and its residents with todays challenges.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 National Trails Day Hike in the lower Herring Run


Explore the wilds of eastern Herring Run with a guided tour hosted by Friends of Herring Run Parks. Visit a little known swamp and hike an expanse of parkland that we bet many of you never knew existed.

Meet at 9:00 AM at 4300 Shannon Drive just east of Sinclair Lane where Shannon Drive dead ends at the power lines.

This is a moderately difficult hike, rigorous in places, and recommended for children 12 and over, accompanied by adults.  Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves.   

Tour Dem Parks 2014


Sunday, June 8

Friends of Herring Run Parks will host a rest stop.

Come on out and cheer on the riders or register to ride!


Tour dem Parks, Hon! is an annual bike ride through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods offering a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run & Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Participants choose from 4 routes: 14 miles (the family ride on the Gwynn’s Falls Trail), 25 miles, 35 miles, or a metric century (64 miles). All rides start and end in Carroll Park.

Proceeds support Baltimore’s parks, as well as environmental, “friends of parks” and cycling groups. Tour dem Parks, Hon! is fully supported, has multiple rest stops and ends with a barbeque lunch and live jazz.