2950 Phelps Lane
Allendale / Edmondson

In their current state, Hilton and Daisy Fields stands as a relatively well-kept public greenspace that has limited regular users. Because the two sites are secluded from both the Gwynns Falls and the busy Hilton Street highway, access is limited for pedestrians. The only ample parking location is near the Hilton Field House at the southern edge of the site, which also limits gatherings and events.

The Youth Village Academy has been working on a larger community cohesion approach to unite schools, recreation centers, community associations and youth development non-profits to a shared vision for zip code 21229 – known as Zone 29. To date Zone 29 has conducted tours of community recreation centers for programming partners and identified a contact at every school and community and homeowner association in the zip code for preliminary conversations about our strategy for sharing resources. The academy is working to increase available transportation resources as the first step in expanding opportunities for youth outside of their immediate blocks.