New Equipment!

New Equipment was installed today by Playground Specialist Inc. The new equipment includes a short slide more appropriate for younger children, and a rock climbing feature that should be fun for all. As a part of the installation, new sections … Continue reading

Fall Fundraiser Scheduled!

Fall Fundraiser Scheduled!

Chipotle is generously hosting our Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, October 1st, between 5 and 9pm. Show this flyer (Chipotleflyer) to the cashier, so they know you are there to support the Children’s Park. Hope to see everyone there!

Park Fundraiser!

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Help us raise money to help maintain and improve the park by joining us at Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats for our first fundraiser of 2016! Poets will be donating a percentage of all bar sales (food and drink) during the event to the park!

  • Date: June 30, 2016
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats, 24 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland

If you can’t make it but still want to help out, you can donate directly to the park here!

(Flyer design by Jeanine Schneider)

Monthly Meet-up!

Join us for our June park meet-up this Friday, June 17, 2016! The meet-up will go from 5:30pm until the park closes. Come on by and meet and socialize with other children and families from the neighborhood!

Big News!

The Friends of Mt. Vernon Children’s Park have big news to share! This last winter, we applied for the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund Grant and found out earlier this month that we were one of the recipients! With the grant funds that we will receive, we will be adding new toddler equipment to the park. While we are still working out details of what will be added, work will begin in the next few months, with completion of the work by June of 2017.

Spring Clean-Up

   
  A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out this weekend for our spring clean-up event! We cleaned-up the sandbox, spread out fresh mulch, pulled weeds, picked up trash, and pruned the trees and bushes to prepare the park for the spring and summer seasons. 

Our  next event will be the Spring Planting event, where we will add some new greenery to the park for everyone’s enjoyment. The event will be Saturday, April 16 at 9am. We welcome anyone who would like to participate!

Spring Park Clean-Up Event

It’s almost spring and the Friends of Mount Vernon Children’s Park are looking for volunteers to help us with our upcoming clean up on the Children’s Park at 801 N. Calvert Street! On Saturday, March 19 at 9am, we’ll be gathering at the park to get the park and plants ready for warmer weather. This will include pruning trees and bushes, picking up trash, sweeping up sand, weeding, spreading mulch, and touching up the paint on the fence around the park.

We’ll be providing the clean-up supplies as well as donuts and coffee to any volunteers. Please feel free to bring your kids, too!

Please comment here if you are interested or send an email to mountvernonchildrenspark@gmail.com to help us with a head count. We appreciate any help! Thanks!

Poll: Park improvements wish list

We want your input! Let us know what you want you want most for the park!

Mount Vernon Children’s Park Toy Bin

IMG_8282We have recently added a communal toy bin to the park! We’ve added the following items so far:

  • 2 small rubber balls
  • 1 small foam football
  • 3 bottles bubbles
  • 1 twirling baton
  • 1 megaphone
  • 1 jump rope
  • 1 plastic bat and ball
  • 1 foam dart
  • 1 child’s play rake

Please feel free to use any of the toys in this bin, but remember, be a good neighbor and return them here before you leave the park! These toys are for all kids to share!

All communal toys will have “Mount Vernon Children’s Park” or “MVCP” written on them in black permanent marker to help differentiate from toys your kids might bring from home.

Parents—if you find that some little hands have taken any of these toys home, please help us out and return them to the park on your next visit. We also welcome donations of toys to the bin! Anything weather resistant and safe for kids will be welcome! Just write “MVCP” on permanent marker and drop them  off here. Thanks!