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Old 09-08-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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not better than druid hill park at all, druid hill park has two sets of tennis courts and basketball courts, a tennis club, golf course, reservoir, like 3 lakes a huge swimming pool and did i mention the maryland zoo...how does patterson compare?
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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not better than druid hill park at all, druid hill park has two sets of tennis courts and basketball courts, a tennis club, golf course, reservoir, like 3 lakes a huge swimming pool and did i mention the maryland zoo...how does patterson compare?

Different strokes I guess. PP I believe has 8 tennis courts, large pool, indoor ice rink, numerous soccer fields, a duck pond and multiple baseball/softball fields.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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i guess i should have been more accurate about the sets of tennis and basketball courts they have atleast 8 tennis courts at druid hill and atleast 6 basketball courts, plus and im estimating atleast 2 baseball fields
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Druid Hill is probably a better park, but the location is the big difference. Patterson Park is really nice to the west and south, nice to the east, and improving rapidly to the north. Druid hill is in some areas that scare most people. Hopefully we'll see a day when Druid Heights and Res Hill reach their potential, by that's not happening immediately.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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As a Patterson Park resident, I actually think Druid Hill Park is a nicer park: more shade and trails, elevations, etc. However, I didn't think this thread was about comparing the two. I just happen to enjoy the Patterson Park area.
Patterson Park does have a very active community organization and support group who pick up where the city left off. It also has a lot of concerts and activities that appeal to a wide range of people. It's location is also great being in the midst of the urban, cement jungle.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Two interesting events coming up for the Patterson Park neighborhood if anyone is interested:

PPNA Bicentennia Gala, Saturday, Sept. 22

This is our bicentennial celebration.

Patterson Park Fall Home Tour - Sat. Sept 29, 2012

Our annual home tour.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Cheswolde
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Default Patterson Park success story

If you have been to any of the summer concerts at the Pagoda, you can see why Patterson Park is so successful: It has a wide variety of programming (year around) that draws a wide variety of people who feel comfortable in the park. This is the age-old recipe for successful parks, pioneered (in recent memory) in New York's Bryant Park, which transitioned from a place for winos and worse to a premiere mid-town gathering place.

I love Patterson Park. For a tottering old man it's pretty level and compact. The boat lake is a nice feature too, always has been. Of course the park is not as big as Druid Hill, which is nearly as big as Central Park in NYC. But it is interesting that Druid Hill boosters are now trying to duplicate the success of Patterson by offering more programming. This summer's farmers market and concerts were a step in the right direction, albeit only an initial step.

One crucial difference is the crowd. Patterson at the concerts reflects pretty much the composition of Butchers Hill; Druid Hill is inner-city. We don't need earplugs at Patterson concerts; at Druid Hill they are a must-have option.

If you visit Druid Hill, pay attention to a sliver of park that is not part of the main par. I am referrring to a triangle across from the majestic Shaarei Tfiloh, between Swann and Reisterstown Road. After years of delays, the Parks and People Foundation has finally begun reconstruction of the old park superintendent's house, which had largely collapsed into a a heap of stones. Druid Hill will get a hot in the arm, when the foundation moves its headquarters there.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: SE Baltimore
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Incidentally, Friends of Patterson Park» Blog Archive » Don’t Pave Patterson Park!.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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I read that they are going to have to get approval from the State Historical Society because they have a preservation easement on the property.. Well the City can nix that ideal.. Historic Pres folks wont let the paving happen......
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Interesting article about a long-time resident of Patterson Park. I have met her at our neighborhood association meetings and can only wish more folks were as dedicated to their neighborhoods.

Patterson Park House Tour offers a slice of city life, past and present | The Baltimore Guide
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