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Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League (B.N.B.L.)

Sherron Bogues, Recreation Programmer
410-396-0848

“Take it to the Hoop!” The BNBL’s goal is to reach boys and girls, ages 6-18, who are interested in developing basketball skills through league play. The league runs from May through July at various locations throughout the city. Registration will begin in April.

Baseball Program

Don Salamone, Program Assistant
Office: 410-396-7019
Field House: 410-245-0613

Batter up! Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks’ Youth and Adult Sports Division is ‘stepping up to the plate’ and bringing baseball to Baltimore communities. Our Baseball program has been serving both youth and adults for over 50 years. The spring and summer Citywide Baseball and RBI leagues start in May and continue until July. The Little Leagues run from April through July. Citywide Baseball and RBI leagues’ organizational meetings are in March. The Orioles Baseball Clinic is held in Carroll Park in May or June (date and time to be announced). The AAABA League (20 and under) begins in May.

Biking and Skateboarding Program

Carroll Park Bike and Skate Facility
Don Salamone, Program Assistant
800 Bayard St.
Baltimore 21223
410-245-0613

Get those wheels a-spinning at the Carroll Park Bike and Skate Facility. The season begins in April. The hours of operation are dawn until dusk, Monday through Sunday. The facility is FREE and open to the public. There are biking and skateboarding contests every month. The Bike and Skateboard Facility is located in Carroll Park behind the PAL Recreation Center on Bayard St. For more information, please call (410) 245-0613.

Boxing Program

Leon Fitzgerald, Manager
Upton Boxing Center
1901 Pennsylvania Ave.
Baltimore 21217
443-984-2588

“Take it to the Ring!” This is one of Baltimore’s newest special facilities. The youth boxing program exposes participants to basic and advanced boxing skills. Training includes proper exercises for warm up, proper movement and stance, shadow boxing and more. Other activities include shows, boxing routines (basic skills), ring sparring and more. Fitness and self-defense classes are also offered. Upton also offers after-school programming, including a computer lab and universal gym (weight room).

Hours of Operation:
Monday—Friday, 5-9 p.m.

Registration: $65 per year

For more information, please contact Leon Fitzgerald at 443-984-2588 or Garry Jackson at 410-396-7019.

Disc Golf Program

Garry Jackson, Program Assistant
410-396-7019

No golf clubs allowed! A “Frisbee like” disc is used instead. The basic principle of trying to complete the course in the fewest number of throws is the same! Come see for yourself at the Druid Hill Park Disc Golf Course. For more information on special programs and events, please call (410) 396-7019.

Fishing

Mark Burke, Recreation Programmer
410-396-9392

When kids catch their first fish, it’s like a special Birthday surprise and hitting that winning home run all in one. Join Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks for the Family Fishing Fun season at Patterson Park Boat Lake. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to fish with participants. All fish must be reeled in by the children. This is “catch and release” fishing. For more information on dates and times, please call Mark Burke at (410) 396-9392.

Project Reach One! Teach One!

Sherron Bogues, Recreation Programmer
410-396-0848

Project Reach One! Teach One! provides academic and athletic opportunities, including S.A.T preparation, the Mayor’s Holiday Basketball Tournament, the Spelling Bee contest, and an Easter Showcase Basketball Tournament for economically disadvantaged students from elementary to high school levels. Its objective is to conduct youth programs that enhance academics, while increasing participation in constructive athletic activities.

Soccer Program

Don Salamone
410-396-7019 or 410-245-0613

The co-ed outdoor soccer program will be played at Herring Run Park. There will be a Korean soccer league, adult soccer league and youth soccer league. The program starts in April. For more information, please call 410-396-7019.

Softball Program

Ryan Hurd, Sports Coordinator
410-396-6136

Hit a home run with Rec and Parks! The Youth and Adults’ Softball program consists of leagues and tournaments for teams and individuals within the various city park districts. A league consists of a minimum of four teams. Youth, women’s, men’s and co-ed leagues categorize team divisions. Games will be played on Patterson, Druid Hill, Riverside, Joseph Lee, Latrobe, Carroll, Holabird and Clifton Park fields.

Adult Softball Leagues

The Adult Softball Program consists of leagues and tournaments for various levels of competition. The levels of competition include women’s, men’s and co-ed divisions. Leagues and tournaments are held in city parks. Locations include Patterson, Joseph Lee, Holabird, Druid Hill, Riverside, Latrobe, Carroll and Clifton parks.

Tennis

Garry Jackson, Program Assistant
410-396-7019

“Take it to the courts,” the tennis courts! There are more than 60 open-play tennis courts throughout Baltimore City. The courts are operated on a first-come first-serve basis, unless otherwise permitted by BCRP. Our tennis program is a great source for lessons, league play and summer camp. Tennis anyone?

Track and Field Program

Garry Jackson, Recreation Program Assistant
Track and Field Program
410-807-0131

On your mark, get set, go! For nearly 100 years, Baltimore City has offered track and field activities for the athletic and recreational benefit of city residents. The track and field program offers clinics, developmental and competitive meets, and participation in local, regional and national competitions. Participants have competed in the Jesse Owens Program, the U.S. Youth Games, Hershey Games, AAU Junior Olympics, East Coast Invitational, National Age Group Championships and Nike Invitational. This program is open to ages 7-18. For more specific details regarding schedules and associated costs, please contact (=410-869-2971.

Youth Tackle Football Program

Sherron Bogues, Recreation Programmer
410-396-0848

”Down, Set, Hike!” During the summer months, many kids are busy getting ready to play football. This program is open for boys and girls in the following age groups: 5-7, 7-9, 8-10 9-11, 10-12 and 11-14 years. Practice begins in July for the fall season. Registration is ongoing; the fees are TBA. For more information, please contact your neighborhood recreation center. If you need additional assistance, please contact Sherron Bogues at 410-396-0848.

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