Roland Park Civic League meeting Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7PM.

The RPCL board will be holding its routine monthly meeting this coming Wednesday evening at 7PM, at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Avenue.  The church is located on the northeast corner of Roland Avenue and Upland Road. The meeting is held in the churh basement, which is accessible from the side door on Upland Road. Parking is available on the street.

Beside discussing/reviewing last month’s dedicated topic of Public Safety, and routine planning and progress of various board committees and initiatives, a good portion of the meeting will be dedicated to Zoning.  Specifically covered will be positions on Transform Baltimore’s drafting, and where we are today with various concerns.  Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.  We welcome and encourage your attendance.

RPCL board meeting Sept. 7 – focus on crime and public safety.

Dear Roland Park Community Members- the Civic League board will be dedicating the majority of September 7th’s board meeting to the topic of crime, public safety, and what we can do in response. We encourage you to join us at 7 PM in the Roland Park Presbyterian Church basement (across Roland Avenue from Petite Louis) on Wednesday evening 9/7/2016.

Major Gibson, Northern Police District leader, will be joining us.

We plan to cover these aspects: (1) facts and progress regarding current RP-area crime investigations; (2) crime statistics and data trending; (3) status and plans on police presence and patrols; (4) public safety outreach and awareness; (5) community-led actions by nearby neighboring communities, e.g., citizens patrols and community-paid private security; and (6) potential infrastructure improvements like lighting.

We have much to cover, and we plan to have significant opportunity for questions and discussion so we may understand possibilities and community perspectives.

Thank you & I hope to see you there.

Ian MacFarlane, RPCL president

4th of July Parade in Roland Park


Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Annual Roland Park Parade, from 10-12 on Monday, July 4.  The parade will start in front of the library with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and some words from our elected officials.  Then we will parade down Roland Avenue behind the local fire truck to the intersection at Upland Road.  There will be ice pops and water for everyone, and the firetrucks might even hook up a  hose to the hydrant to spray us all.  The Roland Park Presbyterian Church will open its doors to offer us bathrooms and air conditioning for those who need to cool down.  Their children’s group will be selling drinks and snacks.  Please join us in your red, white and blue regalia and decorate your bikes, strollers and dogs!

Please send your favorite snapshots from the event to so we can commemorate the event on our website.

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Community Foundation Party delayed

Please note that this event has been postponed until Fall of 2016.  A new date will be announced soon.

Missing the Spring Celebration Party? Have we got a surprise for you!  The Roland Park Community Foundation is thrilled to announce our Summer Family Kickoff Party to be held at the historic Roland Park Shopping center, 4800 Roland Avenue June 12th from 1-5 pm. Food and drink will be provided by Petit Louis and Johnny’s.  Live bands and great food make for a great way to start the summer. All proceeds will be spilt between the Foundation in its efforts to create and maintain green spaces in Roland Park and the Branches program of Parks and People Foundation, a job training program for city youth to care for parks and open green spaces.  Save the Date!  Invitations should arrive soon.


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Ciclovía VI: From Park to Park – Sunday, May 22.

The Roland Park Civic League is happy to announce Ciclovia VI on May 22 from 12-4 p.m. The Ciclovia will close down the southbound side of Roland Avenue from Deepdene Road to University Parkway, and then close southbound University Parkway down to the Tudor Arms Road, and beyond to Druid Hill Park, to allow bikers, joggers, walkers and strollers to use the street for their enjoyment without any cars. It is a wonderful time to enjoy the neighborhood and meet your neighbors. The event will kick-off in front of the library at noon. We hope you can all come!

Volunteer to keep Ciclovia safe!
Safety volunteers are deployed at barricaded intersections. They ensure that motorists do not drive from side streets onto the ciclovia course. They also report any accidents to police as needed. Choose a time and location where you wish to serve. Orange safety vests will be available at each station. Wear the vest and give it to your successor when you are done. Thanks for helping to make this a great event. Please visit the volunteer sign-up page at to make this event possible .

Visit the Ciclovia web page for all the latest information including an event flyer, a route map, FAQ’s and a press release!

Mike McQuestion: 443-912-7655
Rob Bennett: 410-258-2543


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Roland Park Civic League Annual Meeting – Tuesday May 17th.

The annual meeting of the general membership of the Roland Park Civic League will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School. Among our responsibilities at this meeting will be the election of officers and plat representatives for the 2016-2017 term. A slate of officers and directors proposed by our nominating committee is was distributed via mail to RPCL members and in the April 30 e-letter. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.

Our Guest Speaker this year will be City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, who will talk about the Transform Baltimore zoning rewrite process and changes. The Board of the Civic League will report on their activities for the past year and their goals for the coming year, as will the Roland Park Community Foundation, the Architectural Review Board and the Maintenance Committee.

All Roland Park residents are invited. Those general members of the Roland Park Civic League whose dues are current are entitled to vote on Board nominations, By-Law changes and any other business addressed at our annual meeting. If you have not paid your Civic League dues you will have the opportunity to pay by cash or check at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.