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Baybrook Mural

GBA worked with muralist Maura Dwyer to implement this community inspired mural on South Hanover Street.


This project was funded by our Spruce Up Program, a community beautification grant which supports small to medium scale capital improvements.

Garrett Park Improvements

In 2016 the American Planning Association funded a master planning process for Garrett Park.  Since then GBA has raised nearly $750,000, in partnership with the Conservation Fund and the Friends of Garrett Park.  GBA serves as project manager for the walking loop and upcoming improvements. 

CAC Maker Space

Home to a large theater, music room, studios and classrooms, the Chesapeake Art Center offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, in the greater Brooklyn Park region. 


GBA recently collaborated with CAC to fund their new maker space through our BRNI grant request process, offered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

Community Signage

To strengthen community identity, GBA supported area partners to improve the greenspace and neighborhood sign at a key community nodes. 

We thank the Community of Hope and Olde Brooklyn Park Community Association members for spearheading this project.  



GBA worked with Baltimore firms Mahan Rykeil Associates and Sagese Inc. to evaluate community identity of the Greater Baybrook area.  The resulting plan seeks to improve neighborhood perception and resident pride by focusing on area gateways and commercial corridors.   

MGF Playground

In 2019 we worked with several partners at Maree G Farring Elementary to bring the Kaboom! playground to South Baltimore.  After weeks of planning and organizing, volunteers and staff spent one day constructing a new playground at the school.

Youth Athletic Complex

The CSX Field in Farring Baybrook Park offers a productive environment for youth to grow and develop.  The 90,000 sq ft multipurpose athletic field was developed by Cal Ripkin, Sr. Foundation and provides a quality recreational facility to the region, serving both schools and families.


The $2.8M project was funded through GBA’s BRNI requests, CSX, and several area businesses.

Filbert Street Garden

Recognized as a wildlife habitat by The National Wildlife federation, Filbert Street Garden in a significant green resource for Curtis Bay. 

GBA has funded several projects at this location, including the Water Fowl Pond, which delights their ducks and other visitors while providing a refuge for urban wildlife. This project was funded by our Spruce Up Program.

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