About Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

Bill Vondrasek, acting director

Mission

To improve the health and wellness of Baltimore through quality recreational programs, preserving our parks and natural resources, and promoting fun, active lifestyles for all ages. 

Vision

To build a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through Conservation, Health and Wellness, and Social Equity.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is the city’s leading provider of affordable, year-round leisure and recreational activities for citizens of all ages and abilities. Beautiful parks, trails and waterways provide the perfect urban oasis. Need help finding a park or rec center? Check out our Facility and Park Map & Guide!

Check out a map of Baltimore City Parks here: http://parkrxamerica.org/baltimore

  • 4,60BCRP Infographic0+ acres of parkland
  • 262 parks
  • 120,000 trees 
  • 120+ playgrounds
  • 170 athletic fields
  • 110 tennis courts 
  • 101 basketball courts 
  • 18 picnic groves
  • 12 pavilion groves
  • 3 dog parks
  • 25+ miles of biking and hiking trails
  • 32 historic structures

 

Our parks also offer beautiful indoor spaces like the Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center, Carrie Murray Nature Center, Cylburn Arboretum and the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore. The Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena and Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center offer you a chance to take a spin on the ice. Our facilities are all located in or near a park and offer a respite from the fast pace of life!