Phase 2 of the tree well expansion project was completed in October after The Friends of Mt Vernon Children’s Park received a Park and Play grant from Baltimore’s Recreation and Parks department. The grant allowed us to purchase all the … Continue reading
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Summer in the Park
The splash fountain is on the for the 2022 season! Please enjoy the park and the water during normal hours, 9am to 8pm everyday. As always, please be respectful of the park and keep sand in the sandbox. We want … Continue reading
New Expanded Green Space!
A project is underway to expand the street wells surrounding the park on the corner of North Calvert and East Madison Streets. The point is to beautify the corner, expanding the park to the street level to increase visibility with … Continue reading
Splash Pad Time!
The fountain is now turned on for the 2021 summer. Come beat the heat and splash around. As always please keep the play sand off the the splash pad as the sand will cause irreparable damage to the fountain heads. … Continue reading
The MVBA Children’s Park Committee is looking for more volunteer members. The committee, which is also registered as a “Friends of” volunteer group with Baltimore City’s Recreation and Parks department, handles the stewardship of the Mount Vernon Children’s Park. Some … Continue reading
Splash Pad Turned On!
Thanks to our generous neighborhood volunteer, Steve Johnson, the water feature in the park is once again operational for the 2020 Summer. The splash pad is on a timer and is operational between 9am and 8pm The water is triggered … Continue reading
New Shade Umbrella
After a successful GoFundMe campaign last year, we were able to purchase and install a giant 10 foot shade umbrella in the park this summer. We placed the umbrella in the lower park, where there aren’t any trees to provide … Continue reading
We are taking the quarantine as an opportunity to try something new at the park! We planted Canastota willow cuttings and created little trellis arches in hopes of having living archways in the failed hedge maze area of the playground. … Continue reading
The Arbor, by David Hess
Need for Shade
This past week, we lost one of the big trees in the park when the wind knocked it over. Coincidentally, the Friends of Mt Vernon Children’s Park have been wanting to purchase a big shade umbrella for the park. It … Continue reading