Best Pocket Park
Abell Open Space
Published: September 22, 2010
32nd Street between Guilford and Abell Avenues
Pocket parks are everywhere in Baltimore, but too many of them are just empty patches of green with maybe a half-hearted attempt at a community garden or an underused playground. But the Abell Open Space, nestled in Charles Village, is a model of what a pocket park could be. Stop by on the weekends or any weekday afternoon and you'll see parents and children spending time outdoors. In the summer, the park even hosts a movie series, showcasing directors from Alfred Hitchcock to Hayao Miyazaki on Friday evenings.