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General information and highlights of the awesome improvements to the park!

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  • 20 Oct 2020 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    On a mild fall Tuesday a hearty crew of FoGLFP volunteers planted 10  smaller trees at the top of Winans Meadow, and another 6 just off of the Gwynns Falls Trail near the switch backs.  The larger trees were planted by Baltimore Tree Trust down in the meadow on the right as you are taking the path up to the pavilion.  

    Check out the photo gallery...

  • 20 Jan 2020 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    About 23 volunteers came out on a crisp MLK Day for trash clearing on the Dead Run and Gwynns Falls Trail.  In addition to netting 17 large bags of trash, there was also significant cutting back of invasive rose bushes along the trail.  Way to go TEAM!


  • 19 Jan 2020 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    As a part of the arrangement, BGE has planted hundreds of trees along sections of the decommissioned pipeline.


  • 16 Jan 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Morning commuters of Thursday, Jan 16th who were passing through the park on Franklintown Rd saw an Old Faithful-sized geyser from a water main break in Dead Run just before it flows into Gwynns Falls (at the bottom of Wetheredsville Road).  As the morning wore on, the hole had gotten larger, or pressure had eased, making for a shorter spout. 

    This portion of the pipeline runs along and underneath the stream bed.  An emergency utility crew brought in heavy equipment to dig a clearing underneath the pipeline in order to get a temporary sleeve patch in place.  We understand a more thorough repair is being planned.  

    See the video posted on Facebook

  • 11 Oct 2019 5:21 PM | Anonymous

    Friends of Gwynns Falls Leakin Park files an official response letter to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) requesting a penalty for the Sept 7 Fish Kill caused by the delayed response to the water main break near Dead Run.  

    Read our letter here.

     

  • 5 Oct 2019 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Baltimore Brew reports that the City will not comment on the slow response and damage to Dead Run caused by the water main break:

    https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2019/10/01/dpw-wont-come-clean-on-leakin-park-fish-kill/  

  • 13 Sep 2019 1:42 PM | Anonymous

    A water main near Franklintown ruptured early Saturday.  Despite multiple calls by FOGFLP members to City and County authorities, water gushed out for over 3 days.  Dead Run, normally quite low with the current lack of rain, was flowing full with chlorinated water that caused fish kills down stream.  See the article here: 

    https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2019/09/13/water-main-break-causes-fish-kill-in-leakin-park/#comments  

  • 31 Aug 2019 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    This article, published in the New York Times on August 8, 2019 highlights EXACTLY  why we fight for every tree in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park!  

    Read for yourself:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/09/climate/city-heat-islands.html  

    Another related news story, this one from CNN, on the value of urban parks can be found here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/20/health/iyw-cities-losing-36-million-trees-how-to-help-trnd/index.html


  • 11 Aug 2019 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    A Civic Works summer crew cleared the steps where the Stream Trail meets Wetheredsville Road.  The steps were completely overgrown before.  Thanks team!

     

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Where is the park? 

On the western edge of Baltimore, right where Interstate 70 terminates.

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39° 18′ 23″ N, 76° 41′ 27″ W
39.306389, -76.690833

Mailing Address:

Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
1920 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21207

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