Baltimore / Martin, MD
Last Updated on Dec 4 2013, 1:45 pm EST
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Robert E. Lee Park Nature Council (RELPNC) is a membership based, volunteer, non-profit [status pending] organization dedicated to the stewardship of Robert E. Lee Park. The Council works in cooperation with Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks to maintain, preserve and protect the natural environment and historic structures in the Park, providing a legacy for future generations. In addition, the nature council helps with various recreational and educational programs.
The main entrance to the Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21210. There is also access from the Falls Road MTA station.
Centered on Lake Roland in the Jones Falls valley, the park has almost 450 acres of exceptionally diverse ecosystems including wetlands, meadows, and mature hardwood forests. Most significant is the environmentally sensitive serpentine barrens in the Bare Hills area, home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The park is historically significant, with not one, but two National Register Historic Districts!
The park is managed and maintained by Baltimore County but owned by Baltimore City. Closed for two years for extensive enhancements undertaken by the County, Robert E. Lee Park reopened as a Baltimore County Nature Park in October 2011.
Park improvements include:
Future plans for the park include a children's natural play area, Acorn Hill, boat rental, and instructive walks featuring native plant species, birds and butter flies and the history of the area.
To get involved with programs or to help with a committee, visit our Council committees and contact the committee chair.
See you in the Park!