Keeping Knollwood Lean & Healthy

Knollwood residents are perfectly positioned to enjoy a healthy lifestyle while being in the center of a growing urban renaissance. Towson High’s quarter mile track is right in our own backyard and we are within walking distance of farmer’s markets, yoga studios, and fitness clubs.

Farmers Markets

  • Towson (downtown @ Allegany Ave) – The markets are held every Thursday from 10:45am to 3pm. The season starts June 11 and ends on November 19
  • Kenilworth (outside shopping center in west Towson) – The markets are held every Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

The Board is proud to announce that the Jones Family Farm, located in Harford County, has added a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop off near Knollwood. The Jones Farm Drop Off is located at the First Lutheran Church at 40 East Burke Ave.  and is scheduled for every Wednesday throughout the summer. For exact times and membership information, please contact the Knollwood Board at kdia@knollwooddonnybrook.org.

 

Pools

swimmersThere are numerous neighborhood pools which require a membership. The nearest neighborhood outdoor pool is the Wiltondale Pool, located at 600 Sussex Ave. It offers both a small child pool and larger pool with diving and lap amenities. Indoor pools are located at the Y of Central Maryland, Merrit Athletic Club, LA Fitness and Brick Bodies (Timonium).

 

Running/Walking/Biking

While there are many area parks for hiking and nature, the best paths for a walk, run, or bike are Meadowwood Regional Park (Falls & Greenspring Rd, 21093), the NCR Trail (it runs 20 miles from Paper Mill Rd in Cockeysville to the MD/PA state line near Freeland). Knollwood residents can also use the Towson High School track whenever not in operation.

 

Knollwood 5k Race to Fight Heart Disease

The Knollwood community will hold it’s first 5k race in June 2017. If you want to be part of this effort as a volunteer or as a participant, please contact the Board at kdia@knollwooddonnybrook.org.

 

Parks and Playgrounds

There are two good parks located in the adjacent neighborhoods of Wiltondale located at 600 Sussex Rd, and Rodgers Forge located at 6516 Blenheim Rd. The larger parks best suited for dogs are Robert E Lee Park, located at 1000 Lakeside Dr. 21210 and Cromwell Valley Park, located at 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd., 21234.

 

YOGA

There are two premier Yoga Studios in Towson. They are Yogaworks, located at 7 Allegheny Ave. and SIDYoga, located at 321 York Rd. Both studios offer drop-in and community classes.

 

Fitness Clubs

There are three fitness clubs in Towson. They are; LA Fitness at 435 York Rd #300, Merritt Athletic Club at 8757 Mylander Lane, the Towson YMCA at 600 W. Chesapeake, and Anytime Fitness at 40 York Rd. LA Fitness, the Towson YMCA, and Merritt have indoor pools and offer numerous group fitness opportunities.