Gwynns Falls Trail

Gwynns Falls Trail (HM1YKW)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21216
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.008', W 76° 40.315'

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Leon Day Park at Franklintown Road

From picnic and playground facilities to sports fields and courts, Leon Day Park serves as a gathering place for people of all ages in the Rosemont-Franklintown Road neighborhood. Formerly called Calverton, the area contained mills and slaughterhouses before becoming residential in the 1920s and 1930s. The community became known as Rosemont in the 1960s when it opposed plans to demolish 790 homes to make way for the I-70 highway. The residents succeeded and their homes were later rehabilitated, although homes in the Franklin-Mulberry corridor (now Route 40) were demolished.

Study the MapBefore you start or resume your journey, study the kiosk map and determine your destination along the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. From this point, you can head east and then south to view bridge crossings and a waterfall before continuing on through Gwynns Falls Park to Frederick Avenue (Trailhead 5), 1.8 miles from Leon Day Park.

The other option is to head west and north 2 miles through Gwynns Falls Park to Windsor Mill Road (Trailhead 3) and continue on to Dickeyville or Winans Meadow in Leakin Park (Trailhead 2) and to historic Franklintown and the trail terminus at the I-70 Park and Ride (Trailhead 1).

(Inscription under the image in the upper right) Calverton Grain Mill, one of five mills formerly located near Leon
Day Park.

(Inscription beside the image on the bottom right) Formerly known as Bloomingdale Oval, this park honors Leon Day, a Negro League all-star player (center, below) from 1934 to 1950. Day lived in the Mt. Winans neighborhood as a youngster and returned to West Baltimore in retirement.
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council/A Project of the Parks and People Foundation
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 355835 N 4351416
Decimal Degrees39.30013333, -76.67191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.008', W 76° 40.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 0.48" N, 76° 40' 18.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1242 N Franklintown Rd, Baltimore MD 21216, US
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