Parks & Recre­ation

Where Baltimore - - Where Now -

BY ALICE SHAPIN It’s time to cel­e­brate a very big birth­day. The Na­tional Park Ser­vice turns 100 this year. In recog­ni­tion, NPS is invit­ing ev­ery­one to ex­plore green spa­ces across the coun­try. Bal­ti­more has one na­tional park—Fort McHenry Na­tional Mon­u­ment and His­toric Shrine—in ad­di­tion to many ex­cel­lent lo­cal parks. Be­sides hik­ing, bik­ing and pic­nick­ing, vis­i­tors and lo­cals alike en­joy movies, con­certs and fun-filled fes­ti­vals high­light­ing these ver­dant nat­u­ral trea­sures. Read on for what’s hap­pen­ing. For de­tails, see the list­ings start­ing on page 18.

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