Public Spaces & Greening

Committee Co-Chairs: Kyra McDonnell (Loyola) and Helene Perry (St. Mary’s Church)
Committee Meeting Times: Last Tuesday of the month at 8:00am
Contact: E-mail to be added to the Committee Listserv

The York Road Partnership’s Public Spaces and Greening Committee (PS&G) is committed to the ‘Complete Streets’ Model. PS&G strives to enhance the York Road Corridor by ensuring the streetscape is attractive and green, walkable, and safe for pedestrians and cyclists.  We work to create and maintain public spaces on the Corridor and in our neighborhoods, and we work to assure mass transit services and facilities are available, accessible, and convenient. This committee brings together people with interest in enhancing the appearance of the Corridor through greening efforts together with those who have expertise in landscaping, urban ecology or environmental design.

Current Committee Goals:

  • Support the installation of the Memorial Garden at Dewees Park
  • Increase the number of trees planted in communities on the east side of York Road
  • Advocate for and support maintenance of trees and landscaping along the York Road corridor
  • Successfully guide, support, and complete the York Road DOT study

What’s New?

Check out the interactive tour of the Govans Urban Forest, highlighting local tree species and a Greenspace Map of the York Road corridor. Both of these projects were done in partnership with an English class from Loyola University Maryland with Dr. Jean Lee Cole.

Public Spaces & Greening Meeting Notes