Large Tree Sinks into the Ground and Falls at Riverside Park

| May 23, 2018 | 1 Comments

A large tree at Riverside Park sunk into the ground and toppled over between Friday night and Saturday morning. This followed a week of heavy rain in Baltimore.

The top of tree is now partially in the top basketball court at Riverside Park. The court hasn’t had baskets in many years, but is often used for skateboarding and bike riding. The basketball courts are expected to be renovated in Phase Two of Riverside Park improvements. Phase Two is expected to begin in 2019.

Jackson Fisher, who coordinates activities for the Friends of Riverside Park, a subcommittee of the Riverside Neighborhood Association (RNA), told SouthBMore.com that Carroll Park and Forestry was notified on Sunday and that a crew is expected to come out this week to chop up and remove the tree. Fisher estimated the tree is about 80 years old.

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