LITTLE LITHUANIA PARK
Little Lithuania Park is part of the park system of the City of Baltimore. See the Lithuanian Hall History page for more information about the Alexdroffsky estate that existed in this location before the park was established.
The Vytis and wayside crosses
Little Lithuania Park was dedicated by Mayor William Donald Schaefer and named in recognition that the area along Hollins Street was long known as Little Lithuania. The artwork was donated by Lithuanian-American artists who were members of the Lithuanian Hall. The knight on horseback, or “Vytis” is a stylized version of the coat of arms of Lithuania.
The mermaids sculpture in the fountain was the work of Al Grintalis, a noted Lithuanian Artist who lived in Baltimore, and was a school teacher in the Baltimore Public School system, teaching industrial arts and shop. He was very handy with metal sculptures and welding. The wayside crosses behind the Vytis were also his artwork.
The park is not directly affiliated with the Lithuanian Hall, but is a community park used by local residents. The Lithuanian Hall assists in its upkeep when necessary but it is under the jurisdiction of the City of Baltimore.