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)

November Park Meet-up

This last August, we kickstarted monthly park meet-ups for neighborhood families as a way to get to know one another better and to discuss the future of the Mount Vernon Children’s Park. The first meet-up was very successful, with parents and guardians socializing and kids running around the park and playing. From this, a small committee of neighborhood parents formed and began talking in earnest about improvements and additions that could be made to make our park even more fun! Meet-ups continued for the next few months, falling on the third Friday of each month and starting at 5:30pm.

While we met in the park for August, September, and October’s meet-ups, the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter (don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Sunday!), so we are moving the winter meet-ups to indoor venues. This month’s meet-up will take place at the newly opened Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 520 Park Avenue on Friday, November 20 at 5:30pm until whenever. Come and join us to meet other neighborhood families! And of course, bring the kids! (We’ve contacted the Marketplace, too, to ask about possibly adding a kid-friendly corner where children visiting the market can play or sit, and were told that it was definitely an idea that they would consider based on space considerations–maybe by November 20, there will be one!) The meet-up is casual–just a time and place to hang out. However, if you are interested in sharing your input in the park, finding out about our future goals for the park, or if you want to volunteer, we’ll be discussing those matters, too, and bringing with us a monthly newsletter to share as well as a Playworld Systems playground equipment catalog that you can browse through to see what kind of improvements we might be able to make in the future.

Summer is hot and the Children’s Park Fountain is cool!

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The fountain at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park is on for the summer! Special thanks to Susan Warren and every volunteer who helped to lead the efforts to repair the fountain over the past year and David March of D.G. March & Associates who did great work getting the fountain up and running just in time for warm weather. The fountain is child-activated – just hit the black rubber button on the smaller flower. Please help us keep the fountain running and the park clean by clearing leaf debris or other debris from the fountain drains if they are clogged and discouraging children from any playing with sand by the fountain.

Spring Book Exchange (and DBFA Playground Crawl!) on May 5

Our second annual Spring Children’s Book Exchange is here and it is bigger and better than ever before! Bring your gently used children’s books to share and pick up new-to-you books from your friends and neighbors. We’ll have healthy snacks thanks to Eddie’s of Mount Vernon, chalk to draw, balls to play, craft activities and costumed story readers starting at 11:00am. Best of all – Baltimore Reads has donated over 100 books – boardbooks, picture books, pop-up books, poetry books and more – to share with Baltimore kids of all ages!

Children’s Park Spring Book Exchange
Sunday, May 5, 10:00am to 12:00pm – Playground crawl begins at 9:00am
Mt. Vernon Children’s Park – 801 North Calvert Street at Madison
RSVP on Facebook or e-mail Nicol Regan at nicolregan@gmail.com for more information.

The Mt. Vernon Children’s Park is a unique community playground with a sandbox, play equipment, and (in the hot days of summer) an interactive splash pad! Stop by and connect with Mount Vernon area families in the Midtown Baltimore Families Facebook group.

Midtown Family Potluck Brunch on October 21

Miss going out to Sunday brunch now that you have kids? So do we! Everyone is invited for a community potluck brunch at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park.

Midtown Family Potluck Brunch
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 9:30am until 12:00pm
Mt. Vernon Children’s Park, Calvert and Madison Streets
RSVP on Facebook!

Share stories with fellow sleepless parents and parents-to-be. Get daycare tips. Let the kids run around on the jungle gym, play in the sandbox and snooze in the sun before the winter arrives.

Please spread the word with all of your friends in Mt. Vernon, Bolton Hill, Station North, Seton Hill and beyond! Also, please RSVP and note what you can bring. Some things we’ll need include: tables, folding chairs, utensils, napkins, plates…and food! Bagels, doughnuts, coffee, fruit, whatever you’d like.

Mt. Vernon Family Consignment Sale during the Baltimore Book Festival

Noticed a lot of strollers around Mt. Vernon lately? So have we. Our neighborhood is growing and we’ve decided it’s time to clean out the closets and get organized. Join Mt. Vernon Families-Baltimore for our inaugural consignment sale Saturday, September 29 — the same weekend as the Baltimore Book Festival.

Mt. Vernon Family Consignment Sale
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Mt. Vernon Children’s Park (Calvert and Madison) in Baltimore
RSVP on Facebook!

New and gently used maternity, nursing and children’s items will be for sale. The event will take place at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park, located at Calvert and Madison, and 25% of the proceeds will go toward park repairs and revitalization.

Help make this a successful event (and make some extra cash) by contributing your family’s items to the sale or joining us as an organizer or volunteer. Take 10 minutes to fill out the registration form today.

Join us for the annual Mt. Vernon Children’s Park Family Picnic!

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 2.47.57 PM.pngAll Mt. Vernon families are invited to attend our annual children’s park picnic. The water feature will be turned on and everyone is welcome to bring a picnic blanket and join in the fun! Please bring your own sandwiches and drinks, plus a side dish, salad or dessert to share. RSVP on Facebook or at mountvernonchildrenspark@gmail.com

Mt. Vernon Children’s Park Family Picnic
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 11:00am until 2:00pm
Mt. Vernon Children’s Park, Calvert and Madison Streets