4th Saturday of the Month Volunteer Day! MARCH 2016

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Have you seen the terrible storm damage from the winter storms?  We could use as much help as possible to pick up storm debris for disposal by Department of Recreation of Parks.

Saturday, March 24, 2016

9AM to Noon

3580 Block of Shannon Drive

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Pay it Forward and Tip One Back

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Join neighbors and friends for a clean-up of Lower Herring Run Park and reward yourself with fun, food, and drink at Oliver Brewing.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

9AM to Noon

meet at 4297 Shannon Drive, 21213 where Shannon Drive dead-ends
below Sinclair Lane

Trash bags and gloves will be provided

After the clean-up help celebrate at the Can Release Party at Oliver Brewing!

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4216 Shannon Drive, 21213

Food trucks, live music, games, and cold beer!

4th Saturday of the Month Volunteer Day!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

186 Argonne Drive, 21214

We will be working on ridding English ivy from trees located between the Argonne Bridge and the police station.

Parking is available on both sides of the street.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

For additional information and to RSVP, email


1st Hike of 2016 Herring Run Adventure

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016


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Ecodale Avenue and Herring Run Park Drive , Baltimore, MD


We will be the group of people hanging out at the corner of Echodale Avenue and Herring Run Park Drive.


Join the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Friends of Herring Run Park on a New Year Day hike starting at Echodale Avenue and Herring Run Park Drive. We will travel south in and along the stream bed to Coldspring Lane, returning via Morgan State University’s Campus.

This challenging hike is a total distance of roughly two miles. Please be prepared to jump and scramble on rocks and banks of the Herring Run.

A donation of $5 is suggested.

Please RSVP or for question and more information contact molly.gallant@baltimorecity.gov or by phone at 443-984-4058.

Prepare to get muddy and have a great time!

Join us for a family hike in Herring Run Park!

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Are you looking for something to do with the kids during this holiday break? Bring them to Herring Run Park for a hike geared towards children 3 to 8 years old — but fun for the entire family.

We’ll hike in a drizzle but cancel if there’s a torrential rain.  Due to all the rain we’ve had lately, please dress in mud friendly clothes and shoes!

Dirt = Fun!

See you at 10AM in Hall Springs on Wednesday, December 30th


Thank you for a wonderful Annual Meeting!


Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Herring Run Parks on Monday, November 30. Special thanks to Ray of Hope Church for hosting our meeting.

Friends, neighbors, elected officials and possible future elected officials listened to an inspirational talk about the Importance of Urban Parks given by Lisa Schroeder, President and CEO, Parks and People Foundation.

Paul Taylor, Chief, Capital Development and Planning, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, informed the crowd that the Sinclair Lane pedestrian bridge will hopefully be installed in January 2016 – weather and crane operator schedule dependent. Also, archeological concerns and safe vehicular access to the Hall Spring area of Herring Run Park will influence the redesigned entrance to the Park. Future meetings will be announced.

Chris Brown, Baltimore City Department of Transportation shared with us that the 22 million dollar Harford Road Bridge project is slated to begin Fall of 2016. Department of Transportation will announce a community meeting for Spring 2016.

Friends of Herring Run Parks looks forward to introducing an Over 50 Walking Club to celebrate the newly redone pedestrian path between Hall Spring and Sinclair Lane. Additional programming in 2016 will be the initiation of nature clubs in partnership with neighboring schools.

Lastly, in partnership with Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Friends of Herring Run Parks will coordinate monthly trail cleanups occurring the 4th Saturday of every month!

Please ‘Like’ Friends of Herring Run Parks on Facebook.

Friends of Herring Run Parks is a membership based nonprofit. To offer financial support, please visit http://thefhrp.org/support-us/


Friends of Herring Run Parks Annual Meeting 11/30/15

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Ray of Hope Baptist Church

3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, MD 21214

6:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.  Refreshments
7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Meeting


Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Ellis Brown and Laura Gillis

Friends of Herring Run Parks

Importance of Urban Parks

Lisa Schroeder, President and CEO

Parks and People Foundation

Park Update

Paul Taylor, Chief, Capital Development and Planning 

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks 

Harford Road Bridge Update

Chris Brown

Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Upcoming FHRP Events

We hope to see you there!




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Instead of door busting on the day after Thanksgiving, spend some outdoors time with friends and family.

Join Friends of Herring Run Parks and Oliver Brewing Company in a Black Friday hike of the mysterious Lower Herring Run.  Learn the history of the area on a guided hike followed by a tasting of a flight of beer at the Oliver Brewing Company!

Friday, November 27, 2015


meet at Oliver Brewing Company

4216 Shannon Dr, Baltimore, MD 21213

$5.00 per person

Please RSVP at thefhrp@gmail.com

Babes in arms are free

Snacks and non alcoholic refreshments will also be served at the brewery.

Wear proper footwear and dress for the weather.  Some of the trails are a bit rugged and might be challenging for children 10 and under.  Feel free to meet us at Oliver Brewing Company at 3:30PM with younger participants.

Register now!

October 3 Park Clean-up POSTPONED



Due to the impending heavy rains in the forecast for the next few days, Friends of Herring Run Parks is postponing the four site clean-up.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  The safety of our volunteers is our #1 priority. Our streams are swift and high during rain.  The trash will be there for us when the sun comes out and the waters recede.

Please check back for a new date.


Camping in Herring Run Park!

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Pack your dinner, your camping gear and your sense of adventure!

Join Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and Friends of Herring Run Parks
in an all night camp out in Herring Run Park.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. until
Sunday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. 

Hall Spring — 3900 Harford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop offs permitted.

For registration and additional information
email Molly Gallant at