Baltimore / Martin, MD
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Lake Roland Nature Council (LRNC) is a membership based, volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of Lake Roland. The Council works in cooperation with Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks to maintain, preserve and protect the natural environment and historic structures in the Park, providing a legacy for future generations. In addition, the nature council helps with various recreational and educational programs.
The main entrance to the Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21210. There is also access from the Falls Road MTA light rail station.
Centered on Lake Roland in the Jones Falls valley, Lake Roland has over 500 acres of exceptionally diverse ecosystems including wetlands, meadows, and mature hardwood forests. Most significant is the environmentally sensitive serpentine barrens in the Bare Hills area, home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The park is historically significant, with not one, but two National Register Historic Districts!
The park is managed and maintained by Baltimore County and is leased from Baltimore City on a 100 year lease agreement. Closed for two years for extensive enhancements undertaken by the County, Lake Roland reopened as a Baltimore County Nature Park in October 2011.
Park improvements and amenities include:
To get involved with programs or to help with a committee, visit our Council committees and contact the committee chair.