Community Meeting-10/5/19 Stony Run, Oakdale Meadow

Saturday, October 5, 11:30am-12:30pm-gather just north of the Oakdale entrance.

The Roland Park Community Foundation invites Stony Run walkers and neighbors to hear ideas, examine plans, and ask questions about coming improvements to the Stony Run Oakdale Meadow area in implementation of the Upper Stony Run Strategic Plan. Tom McGilloway, principal at design firm Mahan Rykiel, will be on site to present proposed strategies to define the pathway, divert excess water, and add plantings — all with the goal of making a walk along Stony Run a less muddy and more pleasurable experience. Following the presentation, Tom will be taking questions.

Afterwards, walk south along Stony Run path to Linkwood Park, where Friends of Stony Run hosts The Urban Bird Festival, beginning at 1pm.

Agenda for Wed. October 2, 2019 Board Meeting

Members and residents are welcome to join the Board Meeting of the Civic League Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (7-9pm). The agenda is attached below. We meet monthly in the basement assembly room of Roland Park Presbyterian, accessible via Upland Road off Roland Avenue. Hope to see you there!


22nd Annual 4th of July Parade in Roland Park

Come help us celebrate in our beloved annual Roland Park 4th of July Parade, which is now in its 22nd year. The festivities will begin at 10 am on Thursday, July 4th with a reading from the Declaration of Independence on the library steps. The parade will start in front of the library and proceed south down Roland Avenue, led by our local fire truck to the intersection at Upland Road. There will be ice pops for everyone and, if history is a guide, the firefighters will hook up a hose to the hydrant to cool us all down. The Roland Park Presbyterian Church will once again open its doors to offer bathrooms, water and air conditioning for those who need to cool down. Please join us in your brightest and boldest red, white and blue regalia, and be sure to decorate your bikes, strollers and pets!

Civic League meetings in June and July

The monthly meeting of the Roland Park Civic League in June has been rescheduled to June 20, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at Roland Park Presbyterian Church.

There will be no meeting in July due to the Independence Day holiday.

The Civic League typically meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Avenue, from 7-9 p.m. Baltimore City representatives, including from the Fire and Police departments, regularly attend to give reports and receive feedback from the community. All are welcome. The church is located on the northeast corner of Roland Avenue and Upland Road. Parking is available on the street. If you wish to place an item on the agenda, send your request to Visit our calendar to see the dates of upcoming meetings.

Annual Meeting Presentations 2019

On the evening of Wednesday May 15, 2019 approximately 100 members of the Civic League and Board held a productive meeting as required per our bylaws. For those unable to attend and general reference, the presentation slides are available here

Roland Avenue Update – April 24, 2019

Dear neighbors,

As most of you are aware, a contractor for DOT has scheduled their work implementing the Mayor’s directive regarding Roland Avenue to begin next week. Based on some of the markings, we are pleased to see that DOT is taking the opportunity to add back some crosswalks that have been missing, most notably at Kenwood and Club Roads. As we wrote to the RPCL Board yesterday, our understanding is that the city assigns work to outside contractors for the majority of DOT projects. These contractors set their schedules based on the scope of work, and there is a fairly tight construction season schedule which primarily runs during the Spring and Summer. This season is particularly busy due to the repeated freeze/thaw cycles this past winter.

Recall that the mayor’s statement, in addition to removing an unsafe design as soon as possible, was to also work with communities throughout the city to design and install good bike facilities reflecting best practices. This is also consistent with our own Master Plan. It appears this work will need to be done sequentially, not concurrently.

The Executive Committee met Monday evening to set the agenda for our upcoming annual meeting in May. There was broad agreement that we are presented with a great opportunity for our community to heal and come together, working collaboratively and cooperatively with each other and with DOT on best practice solutions that meet safety guidelines. We plan to announce at the Annual Meeting a new Safe Cycling subcommittee of the Master Plan Committee for residents to participate in this important next step in moving our community forward. Once a resident steps up to take on the role of chair of this new committee, we will publish an email contact for residents to inquire about joining and get this work started, preferably early this summer.


The Executive Committee of RPCL

Bob Connors, President

Chris McSherry, 1st VP

Anne Stuzin, 2nd VP

Jen Viglucci, Treasurer

Blair Storzer, Secretary

Annual Meeting-Wed. May 15, 2019: Agenda, Minutes, Slate, Standing Rules

Please mark your calendars and join us- remind your neighbors too. This detailed invitation letter and slate of nominees for Officers and Plat Representatives was mailed to all residential addresses in Roland Park last week. In advance of this Annual Membership meeting on Wednesday May 15, 2019 it’s recommended all members with voting privileges peruse the linked Agenda, draft Minutes from 2018, Slate and Standing Rules as these will require your approval.

Invite Letter 2019





Standing Rules

Roland Park residents: Free trees are now available for planting

Through a joint program Between the RP Community Foundation’s Landscape Committee and Baltimore Department of Forestry, a selection of shade and ornamental trees have arrived.

Medium-large trees for planting along the verge or streetscape:

Red Maples (straight species and hybrid Autumn Flame)

Oaks (Overcup Oak & Southern Red Oak)

American Elm (Princeton species)

Black Gum/Tupelo tree

Gingko Biloba (Autumn Gold-fruitless)

American Hornbeam (prefers a shady location)


Small-medium flowering & ornamental trees for personal property:

Serviceberry (single stem Shadblow, white spring flower and purple berry)

Redbud (deep pink spring flower)

White Fringe (white early summer flower)

Dogwood (pink & white varieties)

Carolina Silverbell  (Spring white flower)

Sweetbay Magnolia (white flower with lemony fragrance May-June)

Crabapple (flowering Prairie Flame- bright pink spring flower)

Yoshino Cherry (pale pink early spring flower)


To be eligible for a free tree:

  • you must be a Roland Park Civic League member and up-to-date on dues With Roads & Maintenance.
  • Agree to care for and deeply water the tree for first 2 years until established.
  • Keep tree mulched and free from weeds and debris.
  • Protect from deer browsing damage if applicable.
  • If you pay full R&M dues- 8X basic rate, you may have 1 tree planted for free each year you pay full dues.
  • If you pay only the basic R&M dues, you will be responsible for planting the tree.


Please contact Kate Culotta:;  410-804-4750

Quantities are limited and available on first come basis.  Planting sites need to be approved before planting.

Baltimore Department of Forestry does track the trees and your address will go into a Department of Forestry database.