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“It's a "Dog" Walk in the Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverside Park

Riverside Park
1800 Covington St, Baltimore, MD 21230
+1 410 396 7931
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Ranked #96 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 attraction reviews
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“It's a "Dog" Walk in the Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Riverside Park (the "other" Federal Hill Park) has importance to me. You won't find all the energy and park use at the real Federal Hill Park that you will find here. Dog owners certainly use it the most, but until the last 5 or 10 years, that was never the case. I learned how to ride a bike, swim (a pool within the park), play baseball on the diamond, ride the swings since a kid, and now I'm a grand-dad and bring my grandkids. Lots of sport teams still play on the diamonds (Softball, Touch Football), there's a basketball court that sees a lot of use. It's a nice park for just sitting on a bench and reading. The trees are pretty, and it's safe here. There's a "mansion" as we call in (see picture at top) that was built in 1890's and used for a bandstand (still occasionally used for that). And there's history here too-- it was used in the Civil War by union troops to keep Baltimore neutral-- the first shots of the civil war didn't occur at Fort Sumpter SC, they happened in Baltimore in April, 1861 with a riot.

Visited May 2013
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“The other Federal Hill Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

RIverside Park (formally known as Leone Riverside Park) doesn't have the skyline view of the city you get in Federal Hill Park. But it also doesn't have the tourists and bustle that you get in that other park. Riverside Avenue in Federal Hill connects the two parks by just a short 15-minute walk. The walking paths in Riverside Park are recently restored with newly poured concrete, and the landscaping is beautiful. It is a little oasis on the South Baltimore peninsula, a good place for a picnic on a park bench or a leasurely stroll among the trees and flower beds. Get some take-out from one of the many restaurants on nearby Fort Avenue (Baba's Kitchen, Captain Larry's, Barflys's, Koba Cafe, Delia Foley's, Bluegrass Tavern) or a sandwich from the deli at Lucky's Superette. There are free concerts in the summertime and often soccer, football, or baseball games happening on the athletic fields at the back of the park. This is a true neighborhood gem and a slice of authentic South Baltimore life, where you're likely to chat with some of the locals.

Visited April 2013
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“quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I play co-ed league kickball here :) Nice place to let your dog run free too

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“Watch your step”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

The Yuppies allow their dogs to do their business and don't clean it up. Stay on the paths and you may be ok.

Visited August 2011
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