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The mission of PPNA is to nurture diversity and empower residents to work together toward a healthy future for our neighborhood. 


The PPNA seeks to cultivate our neighborhood's unique character in order to promote equitable development, maintain diversity, improve environmental assets, and make Patterson Park a fun, sustainable, and fulfilling place to live, work, and grow. 


The PPNA guiding principles support the mission and are derived from expressed aspirations and priorities of residents: 

  • Increase community spirit and involvement

  • Advocate on behalf of all community members

  • Provide a forum for discussion and empowerment

  • Optimize the health and well-being of community residents

  • Build collaborative relations with other organizations and institutions

  • Promote public safety

  • Encourage well-maintained homes, streets, and alleys

  • Foster commercial and residential investment

  • Preserve and enhance environmental assets

  • Strengthen organizational effectiveness


The Patterson Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) was founded on the efforts of a concerned resident and city police officer, Arthur Bailey, in 1972. A homeowner on North Kenwood Avenue, Bailey saw a need to organize a group of citizens who would address concerns in the neighborhood, support our youth, and support one another. Through collaborations with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Banner Neighborhoods, Patterson Park Community Development Association, and many other community-based organizations, residents of the Baltimore-Linwood Community Association (1986) chartered the organization as a 501c(3) in 1998, and changed the name to the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association in 2003.


Today, the Patterson Park neighborhood is an active and diverse community, situated on the north and east sides of Patterson Park, tucked conveniently between the waterfront of Canton and the East Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, with over 155 acres of green space as our very own backyard. PPNA supports targeted efforts for many vibrant committees, with projects such as community composting bins, block clean-ups, traffic calming efforts, and more. Projects are initiated and organized by compassionate neighbors who are dedicated to improving our community. The Patterson Park neighborhood is situated within City Council District 1 of Southeast Baltimore.


PPNA Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 844

Baltimore, MD 21203

Contact the Board at

Contact members of the PPNA Board

Vice Presidents represent the needs of neighbors in each Sector within the neighborhood boundaries: 

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