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Recreation in the Park

Gwynns Falls Trail

Starting at the I-70 Park-n-Ride, the Gwynns Falls Trail is 10.75 bike and walking trail that winds through it's namesake park, then traverses a circuitous route on both streets and paved trails that follow the Gwynns Falls to the Middle Branch and Patapsco River.  There are several off-shoots from the mainline, that comprise 22 miles of trails total, including the Middle Branch Trail, the Hutton Trail, and the Dickeyville Trail.  Visit the Gwynns Falls Trail website for more details, history,  and route information.

Hiking Trails 

Hiking in Baltimore City?  Yes!  Gwynns Falls Leakin Park has  miles of blazed hiking trails ranging from rugged to gentle.  Trail maps are often available at one of the 3 main trail heads, or you can view/print our map here.

Athletic Fields and Tennis Courts

Playing fields for baseball, football, and soccer are located in two main areas: in the Leakin Park section at Sloman Drive and Windsor Mill Road; and in the Gwynns Falls Park section at Leon Day Park at 1200 Franklintown Road.  

Four tennis courts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for daylight tennis. Pick-up doubles matches are played almost every evening about 5:00 p.m. during the summer. Parking is adjacent to the courts at the Eagle Drive entrance to the park, just off Windsor Mill Road. 


Outdoor tables are available near Orianda House and the children's playground, along the park's Eagle Drive access road off Windsor Mill Road, as well as the Ben Cardin Pavillion (pictured). Picnickers may drive their car around the circle to unload their picnic supplies, but should park in the entrance parking lot. These facilities are available daily until dark. Group reservations must be made by contacting Department of Recreation and Parks.

Where is the park? 

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

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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