The Mayor’s Office and Annapolis Recreation & Parks regretfully decided to cancel spring GreenScape for 2020 because of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. This decision was based by following the Governor’s Stay at Home directive for Maryland during April. We felt it was in the best interest for all the volunteers as approximately 350 signed up to participate in more than 60 planting locations throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape has brought the community together for 29 years. So next year in 2021, we will not only celebrate GreenScape’s 30th anniversary, but we will celebrate a community coming together again. Stay safe everyone!
GreenScape is a city and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape was founded through the efforts of former Mayor Ellen Moyer and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. Since 1991, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations. GreenScape takes place each spring with additional endeavors in the fall during the national Make a Difference Day, a national effort encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer in their community to improve the lives of others.
Each fall, the City participates in the Journey North Tulip Test Garden program during the GreenScape "Make a Difference Day" project. This is an effort in which you help scientists track season and climate changes around the world -- when your tulips emerge and bloom, you announce the arrival of spring in Annapolis!
Shiley Park Dedication
Shiley Park was the most recent park to be dedicated in the City of Annapolis. During spring 2016 GreenScape (Saturday, April 23rd), a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held. More than 50 people joined City representatives as the community welcomed the first street-end park to become established in 10 years. The event included local individuals recognizing Shiley Park (near Giddings Avenue) in West Annapolis: Alderman Fred Paone of Ward Two presented the proclamation, former Mayor Ellen Moyer thanked the community for 25 years of GreenScape dedication and volunteer Steve Raabe talked about Shiley Park and the local volunteers.