Location: Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD
Description: This blog must be really popular in Patterson Park area because I must have received 10 pictures of this guy taking his zombie walk.
I love Patterson Park, it is the premier downtown park in Baltimore and probably the best park in the entire metro area (sorry Druid Hill, and Robert E Lee). You won’t find more recreational activities per square feet in any park in Maryland, with more than a thousand visitors on a daily basis in the summer you can find runners, swimmers, basketball players, dog walkers, tennis players, strolling babies, playground kids and parents. And, as this fine gentleman illustrates, you also won’t find a cop.
Unlike New York’s Central Park or any other destination park in the country, you won’t find bike cops, foot patrol or even an ice cream vendor with a concealed carry. Instead, Baltimore believes in “recreational Darwinism”, which in the past meant the police only entered the park to chalk outline bodies. Fortunately for Patterson Park, the draw of a 155 acre park in the middle of a rowhouse city was too much for even the Baltimore Government’s neglect to keep yuppies away from, and other than a few of the older holdouts like this guy, who will undoubtedly die before his habits do, the park is pretty much owned by the BSSC and yuppies with strollers. Who needs cops anyway, in Baltimore middle-class women pushing strollers have more of an impact on crime than the police ever will.