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Save the Date – The 9th Annual John K. Gutierrez Memorial Walk Saturday, October 20th

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Gutierrez Memorial Walk

The 9th Annual Gutierrez Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Clipper Mill for a walk through Druid Hill Park. Enjoy live music by Caleb Stine, food by Woodberry Kitchen and beverages by Union Craft Brewing. Proceeds benefit the Gutierrez Memorial Fund, a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting the arts and community in Maryland. For more information, visit GutierrezMemorialFund.com

Event Pick: A basketball tourney honoring Sherron Bogues at Druid Hill Park

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Image via Facebook

For the third year running, Baltimore basketball legend and retired NBA star Muggsy Bogues is bringing a basketball tournament to his hometown. It’s all in honor of his sister Sherron, who helped steer Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ basketball and football programs for more than three decades.

Amid construction on Druid Lake Reservoir, city to install pedestrian, bike paths connecting Remington and Reservoir Hill

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The new planned layout for Druid Park Lake Drive, eastbound. Image via Bikemore.

In its present sprawling state, Druid Park Lake Drive “acts as a divider”—”a moat,” even—for pedestrians and residents living near Druid Hill Park, Councilman Leon Pinkett says. “The speed and the width of that corridor doesn’t allow communities of West Baltimore…to really access the park in the way that it should.”

But with Baltimore’s Department of Transportation already set to close off lanes along the thoroughfare to make way for construction equipment for the ongoing Druid Lake Reservoir project, the city is trying a temporary experiment that Pinkett suggests is a “win-win.”

Greenlaurel: Carver Vo-Tech Students Build Wood Sculpture for Druid Hill Park’s ‘Nature Play Space’

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Carver Vo-Tech seniors Marc Bostic and Keyashia Holt, juniors Jason Turnage and Levi Davis, and their teacher, Greg McDevitt, show off their new wood sculpture.

Using natural elements like downed trees, logs and willow branch tunnels, so-called nature play spaces parks are a new trend in playgrounds — and Baltimore has joined the movement.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path

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Mark Bradford. Photo by Francesca Bottazzin.

How do you make a path to power where none exists?

Something Different for Halloweekend: A Night Hike Through Druid Hill Park

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Photo by Lester Spence, via Wikimedia Commons

Even if you’ve spent considerable time in Druid Hill Park, chances are you haven’t wandered some of its oldest trails on the spookiest weekend of the year.

Unlicensed Cab Driver Shoots, Robs Customer in Druid Hill Park Just Before ‘Ceasefire’ Begins

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Druid Lake Reservoir.

In case you haven’t heard, Baltimore is now in the middle of a 72-hour spell of no shooting, no killing. Last night, a “hack” cab driver shot one of his customers in the city limits, cutting it real close to the start of the three-day anti-gun violence event.

What’s Happening to the 1.5-Mile Path Surrounding Druid Hill Reservoir?

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Regular users of the path encompassing Baltimore’s historic Druid Hill Reservoir have likely found their activities disrupted by construction work in recent weeks. That’s all going to get much worse for the next half-decade or so, albeit for a noble reason.

Weekly Farmer’s Market Returns to Druid Hill Park, Bringing Healthy Options for Nearby Neighborhoods

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Photo via Druid Hill Farmer’s Market/Facebook

Warm weather is back, and fresh fruits and veggies are again appearing at farmer’s market stands around the city. For Druid Hill Park, the weekly summertime tradition returns this Wednesday outside the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens.

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