Locust Point Community Survey Results are In!
This spring, the Locust Point Association (LPCA) created a community survey to:
- Understand the needs and wants of the community
- Help determine what LPCA should focus on as a board
- Understand interest areas for grants in the neighborhood
- Prepare for 2024 LPCA budgeting and
- Guide LPCA’s efforts to update our neighborhood plan. The plan’s overarching goal is to ensure that the physical, social and environmental development of Locust Point is consistent with the needs and responsibilities of those living and working in the community, and the city at large.
Questions? Dave Arndt: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leashes REQUIRED for Dogs in Latrobe Park
Reminder that there is a leash law in Baltimore City. All dogs must be on a leash, eight (8′) feet or less when entering or leaving a fenced-dog-run or off-leash-area. Any dog found “off-leash” outside of an established fenced-dog-run or off-leash-area will be subject to Baltimore City Leash Laws and associated fines. The LPCA has requested five additional signs from the city that indicate that all dogs in Latrobe Park must be on a leash. Additionally, dogs are also not to be running off leash behind FSK.
Note: Solar flood lights were recently installed in the dog park for increased visibility and safety.
The LPCA is partnering with the Baltimore Compost Collective on a program to increase composting in Locust Point. The BCC is a local service that collects food scraps from residences in Baltimore neighborhoods and composts the material at the Filbert Street Community Garden in Curtis Bay, where it is used to grow fresh produce and build urban food security. They also have a youth entrepreneurship program that employs local teenagers and trains them in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting. In addition, they have an all-electric fleet, minimizing pollution and GHG emission for a more sustainable Baltimore. The program is for LPCA members and is easy! Just sign up for the composting service and the first month ($25 value) is on the LPCA. We will send your details to the BCC and they will deliver a composting bucket to your house. Once your bucket is delivered, complete the sign-up process by registering for service on the BCC website. You will receive a reminder email from BCC to do this. The service is $25/month after your first month. If you are not an LPCA member, join here. Questions? Contact Dave Arndt or Marvin Hayes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Calling 311 to report an issue in our neighborhood like dangerous intersections, potholes, trash and debris and more helps local elected officials successfully advocate on our behalf. The more reports of an issue from residents, the more supporting evidence our representatives have in trying to improve our community. If you notice something in the neighborhood that needs addressing, submit a 311 request and email the reference number provided to email@example.com so we have a record of it.
Under Armour Parking
For commuters (and residents) UA is selling guaranteed parking spots in their Triangle Lot on Hull St. for $12/day. Parking can be purchased via the Premium Parking app or using kiosks in the lot itself.
Also, residents are welcome to park in UA’s lots in the evenings after 5pm so long as they are out the next morning by 8am. For those using the UA gym, UA asks that you park in the Triangle Lot on Hull St. rather than the Station House lot closer to the building as that lot is reserved for visitors.
Hosting of Private Event at Latrobe Park
Did you know you can host parties at the newly renovated Long House? Complete and submit this APPLICATION – online or by email. Please remember, what you bring in to the park you must take out. This includes cleaning up the trash. While we are working to increase the number of trash cans, we need your help in keeping the park clean. Remember: We are responsible for our own park! TAKE IT IN and TAKE IT OUT! AND! As nice as your dogs are, please remember that playing with dogs off leash in open areas of park is not allowed. There is a leash regulation in the city. There is a dog park specifically for off leash pets. Please abide by this important rule.
New Fort McHenry Hours!
Fort McHenry Superintendent Dave Moore let us know that the park will open at 8:00 am starting this Saturday! Hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from April 2 to Memorial Day. From Memorial Day through the summer, hours will be 8:00 am to 6:00 pm! More time to enjoy the Fort! If you are interested in seeing the hours at Fort McHenry extended further, consider emailing Mr. Moore at David_H_Moore@nps.gov.
New Fall/Winter Hours for Ft. McHenry
8 am to 5 pm – 9/17 to 10/16
9 am to 5 pm – 10/17 to Spring 2023 (final date TBD)
Water Taxi News & Notes
In-season Service Schedule: We are operating on our in-season schedule. The water taxi hours are:
Thursdays from 11am-6pm | Fridays from 11am-8pm | Saturdays from 11am-8pm | Sunday from 11am-6pm
- Service to Fort McHenry is only available on Saturdays/Sundays.
- The Baltimore Water Taxi does not operate on Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays.
- The Harbor Connector operates Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Private Charter Service: Did you know that we offer private charter service year round? Downtown, our partytoon boat, fits up to 74 guests and even has a bar onboard. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or schedule a charter.
2023 BYO Cruise: It’s that time of year where we offer our BYO (food/drink) Cruises. Join us on the water to experience a Baltimore Sunset or Nighttime Twilight ride. For availability and to purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, please reach out to: email@example.com.
Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Raise Money for FSK
Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program has helped raise a lot of money to support our local school. If you haven’t done so already, link your Harris Teeter VIC cards to Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School (#1514) for this school year. This is an easy way to help raise money for the students of Francis Scott Key School – please consider registering or re-linking today. Thank you for your generosity! To learn more about the program, or to re-link yourself, visit: https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education#/app/cms. You can also contact John Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your phone number or VIC card number and last name associated with the account.
Founded in 1972, the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Maryland created to promote and protect the common interests of the residents of Locust Point. Those eligible to be members of the LPCA are defined as follows: All people 18 years or older residing in the area bounded by Lawrence Street on the west and the Patapsco River to the north, south and east.
The purpose of the Association is to promote and encourage cooperative spirit, neighborhood relations and participation in community affairs; actively inform, serve and represent residents’ interests in regard to civic and City events, laws, regulations and safety; foster neighborhood pride, safety, beautification and monitor development activity; and honor and preserve the historic nature and serve as a repository for local information.
BECOME AN LPCA MEMBER
If you would like to join the Locust Point Civic Association, just pay $5 annually per person using PayPal or Venmo! Please simply fill out the registration form. General meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Only paid members of the LPCA will receive an invitation to participate in meetings, however anyone can view meetings via Facebook live stream. Any questions? Email email@example.com.
Locust Point Civic Association
841 E. Fort Avenue, Unit 210
Baltimore, MD 21230