"Patterson Park is a true urban park with some 1500 trees, but also ample and visible green space. There is a great mixture of relaxing areas that were designed for strolling in the mid to late 19th century, and active areas with athletic facilities designed at the turn of the 20th century -- including the famous Patterson Park Pagoda, an iconic 3-story tower with balconies designed as a place to see people, surrounding communities and the Baltimore Harbor."
The park sees regular daytime use year-round, as well as evening use before dark during the spring, summer and fall, except for special events, when the park may be active well into the night. Both teams and individuals actively use the athletic fields, pool, fishing lake, ice rink, and tennis courts, which are available for use at no fee. .
The site of Patterson Park played a major role in the War of 1812, serving as the grounds where American troops stood ready during the decisive battle of North Point at "Hampstead Hill," the promontory in the park where the Pagoda is situated.
In 1827, Patterson Park began life as a park with 6 acres of land donated by William Patterson, a wealthy shipping merchant, who hoped to create a "public walk," thus becoming the oldest park in Baltimore and the first gift of land given to a city for the purposes of public recreation.
Eastern and S. Linwood Avenues
Baltimore Maryland 21231