The Historic St. Paul Street Park gets a makeover


— On Friday, June 6, 2014, the Charles North Community Association and Jubilee Baltimore celebrated the rededication of the historic St. Paul Street Park, which will now be called The Michael J. Deets Historic St. Paul Street Park. Deets was an advocate for the arts and community and was very visible in and around the community as a champion for improvements for the Charles North area.

For residents in the area, this park has been transformed from an empty lot to a beautiful garden including murals, benches, and trees and flowers.

“We wanted a place where everyone could come and enjoy when the weather was wonderful. [A] place for the entire family— including your pets. I think we accomplished that,” said Don Donahue, president of the Charles North Community Association.

According to City Councilman District 12, Carl Stokes, “I wish other parts of the city had what this area has. [A] beautiful park and just look at the various types of people we see here today. That is what your neighborhood is supposed to look like. I am very proud to represent the Charles North area.”

The festivities included music by Brad & Paul, hula-hooping, and the unveiling of a new mural called, “We The People,” by Dr. Bob Hieronimus.

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