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

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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

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’

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

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

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

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?


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

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.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is Building a Home for Bobcats

Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Kilgore the bobcat, the Maryland Zoo’s newest addition. Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Bobcats are a known species in western parts of Maryland, but we could soon be seeing some of the North American wildcats here in Baltimore.

Maryland Zoo Gets Three Tiny New Penguins

Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Keepers at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have welcomed a trio of small, fuzzy baby penguins into world over the last six days. The birds are the first to hatch at the zoo during this year’s breeding season for African penguins.