Gwynns Falls Trail
Leon Day Park at Franklintown Road
Study the Map
Before you start or resume your journey, study the kiosk map and determine your destination along the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. From this point, you can head east and then south to view bridge crossings and a waterfall before continuing on through Gwynns Falls Park to Frederick Avenue (Trailhead 5), 1.8 miles from Leon Day Park.
The other option is to head west and north 2 miles through Gwynns Falls Park to Windsor Mill Road (Trailhead 3) and continue on to Dickeyville or Winans Meadow in Leakin Park (Trailhead 2) and to historic Franklintown and the trail terminus at the I-70 Park and Ride (Trailhead 1).
(Inscription under the image in the upper right)
Calverton Grain Mill, one of five mills formerly located near Leon
(Inscription beside the image on the bottom right)
Formerly known as Bloomingdale Oval, this park honors Leon Day, a Negro League all-star player (center, below) from 1934 to 1950. Day lived in the Mt. Winans neighborhood as a youngster and returned to West Baltimore in retirement.
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council/A Project of the Parks and People Foundation.
Location. 39° 18.008′ N, 76° 40.315′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Franklintown Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Leon Day Park parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21216, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leon Day Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to John E. Burbage (approx. half a mile away); Bridging Gwynns Falls (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Transportation Routes (approx. one mile away); Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); An Old Mill Stream (approx. 1.2 miles away); Seeing the Forest for the Trees (approx. 1.2 miles away); Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.