Patterson Park covers more than 130 acres in Southeast Baltimore and offers a multitude of recreational activities for locals and visitors. The park’s icon, the Pagoda, was designed in 1890, and from the top of the tower you can see downtown, numerous Baltimore neighborhoods and the Patapsco River. Restored in 2002, the Pagoda is open on Sundays from spring through early fall.
Along with two playgrounds, there are almost three miles of paths for running, walking and biking, as well as 10 tennis courts. The outdoor pool is busy in the summer, but come winter the indoor ice skating rink is the place to be. The Boat Lake is a popular spot for catch and release fishing and wildlife watching. Local bird watchers say they’ve identified over 170 different species within the park.
Patterson Park is open dawn to dusk. Cars are not allowed in the park, but parking is permitted on all streets bordering the park.