Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue and Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on the evening of November 3rd, 2019.
Reservoir Hill's historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue will be illuminated in colorful lights and will be the starting point of a light parade and walking tour. All are invited to activate the Arches & Access light art with a community parade on Sunday, November 3rd, 5:30-9pm and walking tour on Friday, November 8, 7-9pm.
Thanks to the continued advocacy of resident leaders, TAP Druid Hill is excited to report the installation of four new crosswalks at intersections along south Auchentoroly Terrace and at Druid Hill Avenue where marked crossings never before existed. These four intersections provide critical pedestrian links between neighborhoods around Druid Hill Park and our adjacent green spaces.
The Access Project for Druid Hill Park (TAP Druid Hill) invites residents living on the west side of Druid Hill Park to participate in a set of pedestrian safety walks on Saturday June 29, 2-4pm, and Saturday July 27, 2-4pm. Walk in community while identifying opportunities for making our streets safer, especially for seniors and children on foot, wheelchair, bicycle, and e-scooter.
After three years of advocacy by residents, elected officials, and TAP Druid Hill, the crosswalks to Druid Hill Park along Auchentoroly Terrace at Gwynns Falls Parkway and Fulton Avenue are finally repaired. In early 2017 the crosswalks were ground off as part of a park access improvement project. After years of advocacy by residents and TAP Druid Hill DOT crews came out in late April and mid May to re-stripe the crosswalks at Gwynns Falls Parkway and Fulton Avenue.
On Saturday, April 20th, the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association and Baltimore Heritage co-hosted Auchentoroly by Foot. Over 50 residents and visitors participated in the walking tour about the history and future of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park. Community leaders, local historians, and resident artists spoke about the area’s development, Civil Rights legacies, artistic heritage, and the current transportation safety efforts.
Residents and visitors are invited to join the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association and Baltimore Heritage for the Auchentoroly Terrace by Foot walking tour Saturday, April 20th, 10am-12pm. Learn about the history and future of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park from community leaders, local historians, and resident artists. The tour is free and open to neighborhood residents. Visitors are cordially invited to purchase tickets through Baltimore Heritage.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau today announced that an official Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for the Druid Park Lake Drive Complete Streets design effort. BCDOT now invites multi-disciplinary design and engineering firms to submit proposals to provide a transportation study and design services for complete streets improvements along Druid Park Lake Drive.
Championed by local residents, 7th District Councilman Leon Pinkett, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, and Bikemore, the Big Jump is a temporary, grant-funded project that counteracts decades of highway expansion with a protected space for pedestrians, wheelchair riders, and bicyclists to connect with green space, school, and jobs. Those of us living in West Baltimore certainly need it as for the past seventy years, walking or bicycling to Druid Hill Park has proven prohibitively dangerous.