Druid Hill Park
Some people may think that urban living means you lose touch with the beauty of the great outdoors. At Greens at Forest Park, that’s not the case.
Our affordable apartments for rent in Baltimore are right near Druid Hill Park, the oldest and largest municipal park in the city. The massive green space is often equated with New York City’s famed Central Park and Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, and draws throngs of Baltimore residents and visitors alike to enjoy the many advantages of an urban park.
Walkers, runners, and cyclists flock to the 745 acres of land, which is home to a number of challenging paths like the 22-mile Gwynns Falls Trail and the 10-mile Jones Falls Trail. Both take visitors deep into the woodlands for a peaceful, yet heart-pumping, trip through Baltimore’s natural beauty. The park also features a series of free workout machines, and visitors can get some exercise in the tennis courts, which are free to use and open to the public. Nature fans stroll through the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens to catch a glimpse of some rare botanical wonders, while animal lovers head to the Maryland Zoo, located right in the heart of the park. The 135-acre zoo has been delighting Baltimoreans of all ages for more than 150 years, and now showcases more than 2,000 animals.
The park is also a great place to learn about Baltimore’s history. It was originally part of the estate of one of Baltimore’s founders, Dr. George Buchanan, who lived on the land in the 1700s. It was developed into a public park in 1860 and stood witness to all of the historic developments in the city since that time. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
While Druid Hill Park has a storied past, it also is an active part of Baltimore’s present. A very popular farmers’ market features free weekly programming in the summer months, including yoga, art classes and kids’ activities. Bike races, music festivals and more take place throughout the year, making Druid Hill Park a center of Baltimore’s arts and culture scene.
Just three miles from Druid Hill Park, Greens at Forest Park’s affordable apartments for rent in Baltimore show that, besides the skyscrapers and sidewalks, city living can also offer natural beauty.