Resources

Please use the links on the right to find other resources available to the community.

Parks

Other Community Parks

Brooklyn and Curtis Bay have over 100 acres of parks. In the center of the two communities is Farring Baybrook Park. On a summer evening the baseball fields are filled with players and their fans. In another corner of the park is the Myers Soccer Pavillion where soccer fans can be found year round. The park also has two elementary schools and a recreation center with a swimming pool. From the overlook, you can see all of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and beyond.

High on the hill is the water tower. The first tower was built in 1893. In 1930, the large black tank was replaced by a circular steel plate tank with an umbrella type roof. In 1932, the city engineer, Frank Heyder drew up plans for a brick façade for the water tank. The two-foot thick shell was constructed out of bricks made by the US Clay Products Kilns. There are over 20 shades of brick that form classical arches and a cross-hatched cornice.

In 2006, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks began a master planning process to add features to the park. Some of the suggestions include a music pavilion, new trails for cycling, running and walking, and more. Stay tuned to see the results.

In Curtis Bay, there is a small gem of a park that is like a town square. In this park there is a recreation center, a pagoda, wading pool and children’s playground. On any given afternoon, you will find youth playing at the rec center and/or working on their homework. During the days, the Curtis Bay Seniors meet in the hall.

Brooklyn also has a small park, Garrett Park, that sits on another hill overlooking the Inner Harbor. In the park is a Pal Center, tennis courts, a ball field and a children’s playground. Community Associations in both parks hold events including movies on a summer night and picnics.

Schools

Public Schools

Maree G. Farring Elementary School
300 Pontiac Ave
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1404

Baybrook Elementary School
4301 10th St
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1357

Curtis Bay Elementary School
4301 W Bay Ave
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1397

Ben Franklin Middle School
1201 Cambria St
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1373

Private Schools

St. John’s Lutheran Day School (preschool through 5th grade)
226 Washburn Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225-2099
410-355-7296

Recreation Centers

O’Malley PAL Center
3560 3rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21225
410-396-1832

FarringBaybrook Recreation Center
4501 Farring Court
Baltimore, MD 21225
410-396-7072

Curtis Bay Recreation Center
1630 Filbert
Baltimore, MD 212256
410-396-1811

Libraries

Enoch Pratt Free Library - Brooklyn Branch
300 E Patapsco
Baltimore, MD 21225
410-396-1120
Click to go to library website

Community Associations

Brooklyn and Curtis Bay Coalition