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As of 2012 , Kilduffs Park Page has been divided into two separate pages, Amusement Parks and Public Parks . The pages are not  intended as a history of Baltimore Parks.  They are simply a look at some of the material I have come across over the years which I thought people might enjoy looking at.  The less known the Park, the better. In the 1950's, Baltimore stated it had over 100 Park areas...... As always, your comments are welcome ! Click below for the new page on Baltimore's Amusement Parks.

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Carroll Park
Washington Blvd at Monroe Street
Acquired by Baltimore in 1890 - 176 acres.
1931 record - 138.40 acres


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..................................................Baltimore's Carroll Park
.................From the sources I've read , Carroll Park did indeed have a band stand back in the 1920's. Many readers seems to think this might be a mis-placed photo from Druid Hill or Patterson Park, but it is not. Not quite sure what happened to it.



.........Carroll Park Baltimore
.........Carroll Park Baltimore Mansion Living Room

Clifton Park
Acquired by the City in 1895 ,
total of 207 Acres
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1931 record - 273.33 acres


     
Clifton Park isn't quite an amusement park, but is a City Park in East Baltimore which has several interesting historical areas within. Lake Clifton, the old East Baltimore reservoir was filled in years ago, and a High School built on the location. A look at old Baltimore maps clearly shows the old water way. Across from the lake, to the West, you will find the outdoor theatre, seen to the lower right , which still stands, but not quite in the condition seen in this picture.

.................................................................Clifton Park Fountain Baltimore

    Below Left, is the " Roman Gates " to the park, and I'm not sure if they exist anymore or not .  


..........Clifton Park Baltimore Roman Gateway
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..mansion house Clifton Park
.......Lake Clifton

...................Clifton Park Outside Pavilion

Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, Maryland
Acquired in 1860 , total of 674 acres.

     Druid Hill
Park has changed a lot over the past 100 hundred years,  after the formal opening of Druid Hill Park on October 19, 1860, but out of all the parks in town,  it has retained much of it's character as well.  Even today (2009) the park remains the gathering spot of many people on weekends, although boating and sheep watching are now out of the picture. The boat lake is still there, although overgrown and in need of repair.



.................Druid Hill Park Boat Lake Baltimore
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...........Druid Hill Lake Baltimore

.............Druid hill Boat Lake baltimore
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..........Sheep in field Druid Hill Park Baltimore
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..........Druid Hill Park  Baltimore .....Edmonds Well
.........................................................................................................................................Edmunds Well - Druid Park , Baltimore Maryland

................Cenntential Fountain Baltimore zoo
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.....................Druid Hill Park 1906 Baltimore
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............Mansion House Baltimore Maryland Druid Hill Park Postcard View
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..........................................................Tennis Courts Druid Hill Park Baltimore
............Druid Hill Lake Baltimore
.............Druid Hill Park Garrett Bridge Baltimore

.........Druid Hill Lake  Baltimore
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..........................Police at Baltimore zoo
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............................................................Druid Hill Park Entrance 1873
..............................................Entrance to Druid Hill Park in 1873, and below postcards of the entranceway over the years.
...........Druid Hill Park Baltimore ....................................................................................................Postcard View

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....................Druid HillPark Baltimore
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Federal Hill
Acquired by the City in 1879 - 8 acres


   
Federal  Hill is the park , just to the South of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, which allows for a great view of the City skyline.

.........Federal Hill Baltimore 1908
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.....Federal Hill Baltimore
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Gallagher Park
The Alameda & Loch Raven Blvd.


             
The fountain on the right is located just south of Loch Raven on the Alameda, in a small park. From what I can find, the park opened in 1954, by his sons, and Edward J. Gallagher was a developer who built homes in the area. If you have more information, please tell us !


.................................................................Gallagher Park Baltimore

Gallagher Park Baltimore
Gallagher Park Baltimore City

Leakin Park

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 ......................................................................   Baltimore's Leakin Park back in the late 1940's

Patterson Park
Baltimore Maryland.
Acquired by Baltimore City in 1827 - 128 acres
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........................................Tower Patterson Park Baltimore

      Patterson Park is a large park , just off of Eastern Avenue in East Baltimore. The park is still there, and enjoyed by many in East Baltimore.
The pond in the park has recently been restocked and once again you can fish there.

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.............Patterson Park  Baltimore
.........Conservatory Patterson Park Baltimore
    ............................. The Conservatory of Patterson Park  - Postcard View

   I get alot of questions on this one.  Yes, there was a conservatory in Patterson Park.
 There were also conservatories in Carroll Park ( Southwest Baltimore ) ,Clifton Park ( Northeast Baltimore ), and of course Druid Hill Park ( Northwest Baltimore ) . The Patterson Park Conservatory was torn down in the late 1940's.


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     The old Casino Building - in Patterson Park - a old dance hall being converted into a senior center.
...........Patterson Park Pool
......Patterson Park Baltimore .

Wyman Park
Baltimore Maryland.
Acquired by the City in 1903 , 198 acres
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     Wyman Park is a quiet strip of land that divides Hampden from Hopkins. The area hasn't been developed , until recently , and the best part of the park is Stony Run, that runs through the middle of the Park. ( See photo below taken in the 1920's.

.............................................................Wyman Park 1920's Baltimore

.........................Below, the same park in the Winter of 1935.

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    Wyman Park Drive ( See below left )  is a cut through from Remington to University Parkway. For years, it was a neat drive , if only for a mile or two, where you felt you were no longer in the City, but far out on a country drive . A winding road, where trees once towered over you from both sides, has seen development by The Johns Hopkins University slowly developing the tract. While Hopkins has attempted to keep the buildings from destroying the ride, the feeling of being far away from the City has been lost.




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.....Wyman Park Baltimore
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I Wonder Park
2100 S. Clinton Street


A small 1/2 acre park, located on Clinton Street . Opened around 1901, by  1941 it was gone.

Did we miss a park ?  Please let us know.

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We would love to hear from you and hear what you think of this page or anything on Kilduffs. Did we miss something, or is there something you remember that we could add to the site ?






We heard from plenty of people on this subject , thank you. Working on information and plan to add these soon :

Alameda Squares - 1931 Directory  1 acre
Ashland Square - Acquired in 1851 - .01 acre. By 1931 - .09 acre
Avon Park - Halethorpe area park.
Baker Circle - around 1880's , in the area of Fulton and Baker Streets. Long gone. 
Belair Road Triangle - 1931 - .02 acre
Bentalou Square - 1931 Guide - 2.13 acres
Bloomingdale - 1931- .03 acre

Bolton Park - 1931   5.10 acres
Bo - Lin Square - 1931 .23 acre
Brewer Square - 1931 .34 acre
Broadway North - 1931 Guide, 5. acres
Broening Park  - 1931 Guide - 19.65 acres
Collington Square - 1931 Guide - 5.10 acres
Callow Triangle - 1931 Guide - .02 acre
Calloway Squares - 1931 Guide - 3. acres

Charles Street - 1931 guide - 2.98 acres
City Springs Park
in 1912 guide, listed as 1.3 acres, acquired in 1818.
Darley Park - in the area of Belair and Harford Roads
Durham Street - 1931 Guide - .04 Acre
Eutaw Place - 1931 Guide - 5. acres
Fifth Regiment Lot - 1931 Guide - .25 acre
Frick Triangle - 1931 Guide - .05 acre
Green Spring Road - 1931 Guide - 20.50 acres
Gywnn's Falls Park - Not to be confused with Gywnn Oak Park , Acquired in 1902, 374 acres.
Gywnn's Falls Parkway - 1931 Guide - 2.37 acres
Harlem Park - Acquired in 1869- 9 acres
Herring Run Park - acquired in 1908 - totaling 154 acres. By 1931 - 553.67 acres
Lakeside Park - small park near Lake Roland - a few rides. Long gone.
Leakin Park
Hollywood Park ( Essex )
Latrobe Park - acquired in 1902 totalng 13 acres.
Liberty Park  ( Essex )
I Wonder Park ( Clinton Street )
Hollywood Park - ( Essex )  Back River - Eastern Avenue and Back River Neck Rd.
Homewood Park ( Johns Hopkins University  area - 1890's )
Jack Flood's Park - to the South.
Johnny Jump Hill - in the area of present day Dolphin Street and Mt Royal Avenue.  ( Late 1880's )
Liberty Park  - ( Essex ) Back River Area
Perkins Spring Square - Ogston, George and Mytrle Streets.
Ridgewood Park - 1892 -located near the site of the Mount Holly Casino , it only had a few rides and apparently had very poor access. It may also have been near the Mt Holly Inn, which burned down in 1920.
Riverside Park - Acquired in 1862 - 17 acres
ShoreLine Park - South Baltimore - Broening Park / Cherry Hill ( included two smaller parks - Meeter's Park ( Brooklyn ) and Klein's Park ( Cherry Hill )
Taney Place - North Avenue, Charles Street, Oak ( Howard Street ), a park 
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