One of the few urban green spaces in the Brooklyn neighborhood, Garrett Park has been recognized by community members as a space in need of revitalization. Largely underutilized, the park has the potential to offer a positive outdoor environment for families, sports teams, adult recreation, and community events. Located within the park is the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys & Girls Club, serving up to 100 local youth on a daily basis. The park plays an important ecological role as well, as it abuts the Patapsco River, providing a natural habitat for local wildlife along with stormwater retention that helps to prevent flooding.
Why We’re Serving
Organizations including the Greater Baybrook Alliance, Friends of Garrett Park, and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Baltimore have mobilized to invest and enhance these two community resources. While a capital plan is in place to infuse professional contracting resources into the park, our day of service will support the city’s proposed renovations, setting the stage for years of development and growth. We will also enhance the facilities at the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club to better utilize the building and outdoor youth engagement spaces.
What We’ll Be Doing
Together with our partners, we will spend the day serving to: -Revamp baseball field with new bleachers and benches to accommodate players and their families -Upgrade indoor and outdoor learning spaces with new furniture, storage, and colorful artwork, creating inviting after school gathering areas -Create a meditation garden and enhance walking paths with interactive sidewalk games