Twelve Days of Holiday Meals for Heroes


The Roland Park Civic League is organizing a very special Twelve Days of Holiday Meals for Heroes. We’re looking for teams to work together to create a delicious dinner for our local First Responders at the Roland Park Fire Station, who spend time away from their families over the holidays so that we may remain safe.

Please join us in saying “Thank You” for their dedication and sacrifice. This is a wonderful opportunity to team up as family members, neighbors, friends or colleagues to create and deliver a delicious meal to our local heroes. Please sign up at for a day between Saturday, December 21st, and Wednesday, January 1st (the “Twelve Days of Christmas”) to prepare a nutritious entree, a side dish or two, and a dessert. When you select your preferred date, please provide your name (or group name) and a contact phone number.

The meal should feed at least eight and be delivered to the Fire Station at 2 Upland Road ready to eat by no later than 5:30 pm. There are no known food allergies among the First Responders.

Please address questions about the Twelve Days of Holiday Meals for Heroes to Kate Culotta at

In Memory of Leslie Brown

New link to Mayor Young’s Statement November 26, 2019

From President, Bob Connors
Our entire community was saddened by the tragic accident Thursday evening November 14th that resulted in the death of Mrs. Leslie Brown.  The Roland Park Civic League sends our heartfelt condolences to her family and pray for their comfort.

Several neighbors have asked about whether donations can be made on Leslie Brown’s behalf, and we have been made aware that her family has requested contributions in her memory be sent to: The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle at the Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

We are awaiting the Northern District’s completion of their investigation of the accident in order to provide details we will need to continue our advocacy with the Baltimore Department of Transportation to improve safety on Roland Avenue.

Obituary and News story link

Holiday Toy and Book Drive

The Roland Park Civic League and Roland Park Fire Station are joining together to assist the Hampden Fire Station and Medfield Neighborhood Association and surrounding communities, including children’s hospitals. The Roland Park Firehouse will serve as a drop-off point for toys and books for infants-age 14. There is now a collection box at the station. Neighbors can drop things off between now and December 18th. A second box may be added at Schneider Hardware. Please support this wonderful cause that will help others in need this holiday season!


Holiday Cheer at December RPCL Meeting

The December 4th Civic League meeting will feature holiday snacks, beer and wine! Join your fellow residents for some mingling before and after the meeting agenda. Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 7-9PM.

Also, please note that the January Civic League meeting will take place Wednesday, January 8th (due to holiday on Jan. 1). Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 7-9PM.

Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019 Board Meeting

All members and residents are invited to attend the regular monthly board meetings of the Roland Park Civic League. See our Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019  in advance. Be well informed on local matters by attending or contact a Plat Rep. directly.

Agenda for Wed. November 6, 2019

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our commitment to the greater community continues with our 2nd annual Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Langston Hughes Center in neighboring Park Heights. This Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd we join up with Eddie’s of Roland Park to collect everything the Langston Hughes Center will need for their annual Thanksgiving meal. They are going to try and do 2 dinners this year, so let’s show our wonderful RP generosity by supplying everything they need!

Members of RPCL will be collecting your donations at the Roland Avenue store on Saturday and at the Charles Street store on Sunday. We will be there from 1 to 3PM each day. Eddie’s will supply printed shopping lists with many sale items to make it easy to donate. Just make your purchase and hand to a RPCL member to place in our collection boxes as you exit the store. We will make a big trip out to Langston Hughes with all the stuffing, yams, turkeys, and hams just like we did last year.

If you cannot make it to one of these drive days, drop your donation off at our Civic League office, 2nd floor of 5115B Roland Avenue. Checks should be made out to RPCL, and we will use these funds to purchase the perishable items such as turkeys and hams and roasts closer to Thanksgiving week.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

The festivity continues in Roland Park on Halloween evening when the Roland Park Civic League once again teams up with the RP Presbyterian Church as we host a trick or treat station on Upland on Halloween evening from 6 to 8PM.  We will have plenty of candy including dairy, egg, and nut free options along with warm cider to keep the Halloween revelers and their parents sustained!  You might even see your RPCL president in a kilt!

Free Trees available for Civic League members

A selection of trees are available for fall planting.  Roland Park residents who are Civic League members and up-to-date with Roads & Maintenance dues can request a free tree.  The selection includes trees for the verge that will mature to become large trees adding shade and beauty to Roland Park streets.  A limited quantity of smaller shade and flowering ornamental trees for planting on personal property will also be available for free.  Tree planting is available by K&C Groundworks.  Residents who pay full Roads & Maintenance dues may qualify for a free planting along the verge area.  Other residents can have the tree planted for a fee of $80.  Residents will be billed once tree is planted.  {K&C Groundworks sets the tree planting price and is subject to change}

Please contact Kate Culotta for list of available trees and details on planting options. or


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.  Roland Park has been affected by the current drought.  Please continue to deeply water all trees and shrubs through fall.  Trees and shrubs continue to need water even when they go dormant during cold weather.
  • 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 in the verge area 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.
  • The cost to plant trees on personal property is the responsibility of the homeowner.  Landscape Committee can make planting arrangement with K&C Groundworks for adding a tree to personal property and the homeowner is responsible for paying tree planting fee once billed.

Proposed Stony Run Improvements for Oakdale Meadow Pathway & Grading

Tom McGilloway of Mahan Rykiel Associates presented proposed Stony Run improvements for Oakdale Meadow pathway and grading.

The goal is to improve an area of the Stony Run path that suffers from both standing water and erosion in key areas like the TKF bench.

Please see this attachment for detailed plans: Oakdale Grading and Pathway Boards

Please send any comments and questions by October 21 to:

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.