Recreation and Parks

To begin research on the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, one should review the following secondary resources:

Bowditch, Eden Unger. Baltimore’s Historic Parks and Gardens. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

Bowditch, Eden Unger. Druid Hill Park: The Heart of Historic Baltimore. Charleston: History Press, 2008.

Bowditch, Eden Unger. Growing Up in Baltimore: a Photographic History. Arcadia Publishing, 2001.

Holcomb, Eric, ed. “Baltimore’s Public Landscapes: Waterfront and Neighborhood Parks.” Baltimore: Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes, 2005.

Holden, David, ed. “Baltimore’s Public Landscapes: From Private Estates to the Public Domain.” Baltimore: Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes, 2002.

Kessler, Barry and David Zang. The Play Life of a City: Baltimore’s Recreation and Parks, 1900-1955. Baltimore: Baltimore City Life Museums, 1989.

Our collection of Department of Recreation and Parks is located in BRG 51.

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