BALTIMORE, Md. – Five hundred of Ruppert Landscape’s employees will provide nearly $180,000 worth of landscape renovations to Baltimore’s Carroll Park on Friday, Oct. 10.
The project will include demolition, excavation and grading work along with the installation of pavers, sod, perennials, grasses, groundcover, shrubs and trees. In total, over 5,000 man hours are being donated to bring this project to fruition.
Located in Southwest Baltimore, Carroll Park is 117 acres and was originally part of the Mount Clare estate of Charles Carroll, Barrister, one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence. Today, Carroll Park boasts an assortment of athletic fields, basketball courts, a neighborhood playground, a field house, a skateboard and bike facility, as well as a nine-hole golf course. The park also includes the original Mount Clare mansion, one of the two existing Federal-style mansions in Baltimore City.
This landscape installation and park renovation is part of an ongoing commitment to the Southwest Baltimore community known as Pigtown, which is home to one of Ruppert’s 16 branch offices. The cooperation between several entities including Ruppert Landscape, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) and Pigtown Main Street has helped bring this park renovation to fruition in just 90 days’ time.