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On par with New York City's Central Park or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Druid Hill Park is one of the oldest, landscaped, public parks in the United States. The 745-acre urban green space was inaugurated in 1860. The park continues to be a place where the Baltimore community can enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, and gather together at several notable city attractions.
One of the park's signature attractions is the colorful Latrobe Pavilion. This Asian-inspired pavilion is popular for hosting small parties and family gatherings. The Maryland Zoo, the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, and the Botanic Gardens of Baltimore are also located within the park.
Visitors who want to get active can take advantage of the park's amenities by playing some rounds of disc golf, tennis, or working out at one of the three exercise equipment stations. The machines are free to use and feature leg presses, rowing machines, and ellipticals. Another option is to hike or bike the Jones Falls Trail. For folks that want to continue exploring Baltimore's history, there are numerous monuments scattered around the park. These memorials honor various historical figures such as George Washington and Christopher Colombus. These attractions helped enlist the Druid Hill Park on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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