While city life has its challenges, it has even more perks. One of my neighborhood’s biggest perks is Patterson Park. At nearly 140 acres, this southeast Baltimore park has playing fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, an ice rink, pond full of ducks, playgrounds, walking trails, and of course, because it’s in Baltimore, a few monuments.
Any time I get stuck in a hellish commute on I-295 I know once I get home I can take a walk in the park and my blood pressure will slowly fall. And then my heart rate will rise because parts of it are hilly.
Thanks to Patterson Park I can live in a rowhouse with no yard but still be able to smell freshly cut grass, watch the leaves turn in the fall, and clear my head with long walks away from traffic.