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Old 05-10-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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Any park in NOVA is better quite frankly.
And quite a bit more boring to be frank.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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And quite a bit more boring to be frank.
True-crack heads and vandalism always add character
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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True-crack heads and vandalism always add character
I suggest you take a walk through the park. It is not the same Patterson Park as 10 years ago. Significant changes have occured on all 4 sides along with the park itself. I don't think "Travel and Leisure" would have written about it if your statement had any accuracy.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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I suggest you take a walk through the park. It is not the same Patterson Park as 10 years ago. Significant changes have occured on all 4 sides along with the park itself. I don't think "Travel and Leisure" would have written about it if your statement had any accuracy.
??? I lived by the park in the early 80's and again in 2003. Took my dogs for a hike around the park this past February. Looked pretty much the same to me as it always has?

I do give credit to the surrounding neighborhoods for all the activities that take place there though. The music festivals are wonderful. I do think Patterson Park is a major draw for living in east Baltimore but maybe I take it for granted. Prefer more rural state parks I guess.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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I've never seen crackheads there during the daytime. Maybe a homeless guy or two, but that's about it. Most, if not all of the crime there takes place at night, when you shouldn't be at the park anyway.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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??? I lived by the park in the early 80's and again in 2003. Took my dogs for a hike around the park this past February. Looked pretty much the same to me as it always has?

I do give credit to the surrounding neighborhoods for all the activities that take place there though. The music festivals are wonderful. I do think Patterson Park is a major draw for living in east Baltimore but maybe I take it for granted. Prefer more rural state parks I guess.

Well there have been quite a few significant changes to the park since that time:
1. The boat lake was completely drained and redone.
2. New lighting throughout the park.
3. The marble fountain was repaired, cleaned and now running.
4. More than 100 new trees have been planted.
5. The playground area for the kids was built and fenced.
6. The entrances at Baltimore and Linwood along with Baltimore and Patterson Park Ave have been redone.
7. The pagoda was cleaned up.
8. New signs have been posted.
9. Walkways have been spruced up.
10. Much less crime/litter is occuring.
11. The flea markets and other local events have been established.
12. And the most important, the Friends of Patterson Park was established and is coordinating continuing activites and improvements. (Many of which would not have occured without this great group of volunteers.)


Patterson Park has drastically improved. The evidence is established and it has been recognized nationally for those improvements.

Friends of Patterson Park
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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??? I lived by the park in the early 80's and again in 2003. Took my dogs for a hike around the park this past February. Looked pretty much the same to me as it always has?

I do give credit to the surrounding neighborhoods for all the activities that take place there though. The music festivals are wonderful. I do think Patterson Park is a major draw for living in east Baltimore but maybe I take it for granted. Prefer more rural state parks I guess.
In addition to what JJ said. The Neighborhood around the Park to the North and East really started renovating around 03' so there have been significant improvements in the last 8 years, especially in the last 4.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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Well, I do give the community credit. I remember a time when people avoided the park and now it is a center of activity so, people who have worked to better the park should be proud.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
 
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I've never seen crackheads there during the daytime. Maybe a homeless guy or two, but that's about it. Most, if not all of the crime there takes place at night, when you shouldn't be at the park anyway.
Baltimore Crime Beat: Alleged Patterson Park Bloods leader indicted - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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And you dig up an article that is almost a year old to prove your point?
No one said there was no crime in the area. There is. But, the point many are trying to make including the original article from Travel and Leisure is that it is recognized for the improvements that have taken place.

Also, the guy arrested lived in the 1100 block of Milton. That's a long way from the park.
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