BCRP Recreation Centers

BCRP manages 40 recreation centers for your enjoyment and leisure activities. Each center offers a wide array of programs for children and adults. Activities include enrichment classes, theatre productions, arts and crafts, and gym activities. Be sure to contact any of your area recreation centers for more details.

Some former City rec centers are now managed by private operators. Visit the Private Operator Centers page for details on programs, hours and activities at those centers.  Sign up to receive updates on Recreation Centers in your area.

Cahill Performing Arts Center

Carroll F. Cook

C.C. Jackson

Cecil Kirk

Chick Webb

Coldstream

Collington Square

Curtis Bay

DeWees

Farring-Baybrook

Fred B. Leidig

Fort Worthington

Gardenville

Greenmount

Herring Run

James D. Gross

James McHenry

John Eager Howard

Lillian Jones

Lakeland

Locust Point

Madison Square

Mary E. Rodman

Medfield

Mora Crossman

Oliver

Parkview

Patapsco/Cherry Hill

Rita Church at Clifton Park

Robert C. Marshall

Roosevelt

Virginia S. Baker at Patterson Park

Woodhome

 

Bentalou

Bentalou222 N. Bentalou St. 
Baltimore 21223
410-396-0105

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Amenities

• Room rentals

• KItchen

• Dance room

• Video and game room

• Use of school gym

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Cahill Performing Arts Center

Cahill4001 Clifton Ave.
Baltimore 21216
410-396-0259

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

Formerly owned by Mr. Winfield S. and Mrs. Florence E. Cahill, the property was donated to the City of Baltimore for “humanitarian and charitable purposes.” In 1969, a fire destroyed Cahill. The recreation center was rebuilt in 1972.

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Carroll F. Cook

Carroll Cook5061 E. Eager St.
Baltimore 21205
410-396-9089

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation center is named after Carroll Cook, a civic leader who dedicated her life to the community.

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C.C. Jackson

CC Jackson4910 Park Heights Ave. 
Baltimore 21215
410-396-0949

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

Named after Clarence Channing Jackson Jr., who served BCRP as a district supervisor for 34 years, C.C. Jackson Recreation Center was dedicated to the community Jan. 15, 1977. 

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Cecil Kirk

Cecil Kirk

909 E. 22nd Street 
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 396-6750

Hours of Operation

  • Fall/Winter/Spring: 1-9 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Anthony Lewis, Center Director
Madie Bolling-Smith, Recreation Leader

Featured Activities

  • Computer lab
  • homework assistance
  • games
  • relays
  • contests
  • R.E.A.P.
  • basketball clinics and league play
  • Modern Dance Troop
  • Video Club
  • and field trips

Evening-Program Activities

  • Computer Game Club
  • table games
  • basketball league
  • Teen Night (Rap Sessions, Dances, Video Club, Field Trips)
  • and Karate Class

After-school Adventures

September-June 
(Before and after care available)

Camp Baltimore

June-August 
(Before and after care available)

Center History

This recreation center was named after the notable African-American scientist and educator, Cecil Kirk.

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Chick Webb

Chick Webb

623 Eden St.
Baltimore 21205
410-396-7593

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

Built in 1947, this center was named after well-known musician and drummer Chick Webb, who grew up in East Baltimore. An indoor pool was added to the center in 1949.

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Coldstream

Coldstream

1401 Fillmore St.
Baltimore 21218
410-396-6746

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation center is named after the community.

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Collington Square

1409 Collington Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410)396-9201

Hours of Operation

  • Winter/Spring/Fall: 3-8 p.m.
  • Summer: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Center History

This recreation center was named after the community in which it serves.

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Curtis Bay

Curtis Bay1630 Filbert St.

Baltimore 21226
410-396-1811

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation center is named after the community.

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DeWees

DeWees5501 Ivanhoe Rd. 21212

410-396-2244

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

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Edgewood-Lyndhurst

Edgewood835 Allendale St.
Baltimore 21229
443-984-3105

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Formerly the site of a small fieldhouse, Edgewood Recreation Center became Baltimore's first recreation center in more than 30 years. Located in Lyndhurst Park, the center attracts residents from the surrounding neighborhoods of Allendale, Irvington and South Hilton. These neighborhoods cover about 2.3 square miles and include over 18,000 people.

The "Grandmothers of Edgewood"—Dolly Jefferson, Estella Willette, Margaret Bracey, Jacquiline Johnson and Gladys Jackson—were instrumental in making the new center a reality. For years, they lobbied city and state legislators for the funds to replace the old fieldhouse. On June 21, 2005, Edgewood Recreation Center opened its doors to the community.

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Ella Bailey

Ella Bailey100 E. Heath Street
Baltimore 21230
410-396-4634

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Dedicated to the community in 1977, Ella Bailey Recreation Center bares the name of one of West Baltimore’s most active community leaders. The center is attached to the Thomas Johnson Elementary School.

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Farring-Baybrook

4501 Farring Ct. 
Brooklyn, Md. 21225
Center: 410-396-2595
Therapeutic Recreation: 410-396-1550

Hours of Operation

Community Center
Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Therapeutic Recreation
Fall/Winter/Spring: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Summer Camp Variety: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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Fred B. Leidig

Fred Leidig301 South Beechfield Ave. 
Baltimore 21229 
410-396-0073

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

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Fort Worthington

Fort Worthington

2710 E. Hoffman St. 
Baltimore 21213
410-675-5204

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

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Gardenville

Gardenville4517 Hazelwood Ave.
Baltimore 21206
410-545-3444

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Built in 1957, the Gardenville Recreation Center became well-known for the skating program, which began in 1963. In 1976, a skating room was added to the site.

Located in Northeast Baltimore, the center is also known for its senior program, which currently has some seniors who have been members for over 30 years.

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Greenmount

Greenmount2304 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore 21218
410-396-6708

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Greenmount Recreation Center was dedicated to the citizens of Baltimore in 1975.

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Herring Run

Herring Run5001 Sinclair Lane
Baltimore 21206
410-396-3060

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

The center is located near the historic Thurgood Marshall Middle School.

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James D. Gross

James Gross4600 Lanier Ave. 
Baltimore 21215
410-396-0755

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Originally called the Edgecombe Circle Recreation Center, the center was built in 1969. On April 15, 1976, James D. Gross Recreation Center was dedicated in memory of Mr. James D. Gross, who had served the community and the recreation center for a number of years.

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James McHenry

James McHenry911 Hollins St.
Baltimore 21223
410-396-5016

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 5 p.m. -9 p.m.—Monday through Friday. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation was named after American Revolutionary War hero James McHenry.

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John Eager Howard

John Howard2100 Brookfield Ave.
Baltimore 21217
410-396-7849

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

In 1967, the center was built as an attachment to John E. Howard Elementary School.

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Lillian Jones

Lillian Jones1310 N. Stricker St. 21217
(410) 728-5255
Hours of Operation: Fall/Winter/Spring: 1-9 p.m.
Summer: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mike Everett, Center Director

Featured Activities

Football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, R.E.A.P., Color Guard, Track &Field, community meetings, Girl Scout/Brownies, roller skating, homework assistance, yoga, drama, cheerleading, chess, arts & crafts, ceramics, crochet, jewelry making, needlepoint, pottery, aerobics, martial arts, nutrition class, water aerobics, weight training, cooking, dance and computer classes, Great Science for Girls, marching band, modeling, sewing and photography

*Note: please call your local recreation center for specific program offerings.

After-school Adventures

September-June (Before and after care available)

Camp Baltimore

June-August (Before and after care available)

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Lakeland

Lakeland2921 Stranden Rd.
Baltimore 21230
410-396-0091

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Home of the "OLD MITEY-MITES and VIKINGS" Football Teams!

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Locust Point

Locust Point1627 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore 21230
410-837-4423

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

The recreation center was opened in 1966 by Mayor Theodore McKeldin. The original name of LaTrobe Recreation Center was changed to Locust Point Recreation Center in 1976. The recreation center was dedicated in the memory of councilman Dominic Leone on Sept. 11, 1977.

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Madison Square

Madison Square1400 E. Biddle St.
Baltimore 21213
410-396-9284

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.
Dome Summer Hours: 6-10 p.m.

Center History

Madison Square Recreation Center sits on the grounds of an old convent for girls. The square is used by the members of the community to plant flowers and beautification of theneighborhood. The center has been in existence for over 40 years.

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Mary E. Rodman

Rodman3600 W. Mulberry St. 
Baltimore 21229
410-396-0477

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation center is named after the nearby school, Mary E. Rodman Elementary School.

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Medfield

Medfield1501 Woodheights Ave.
Baltimore 21211
410-396-1236

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

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Mora Crossman

Mora Crossman701 Rappolla St.
Baltimore 21224
410-396-9222

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

In December 1976, Mora Crossman Recreation Center was dedicated and named in recognition of a leader, teacher and administrator for the Bureau of Recreation in Baltimore. In 1919, Ms. Crossman’s career began with the Public Athletic League. She became a pioneer in playground and recreational programming. She worked for Recreation for 41 years before retiring. Ms. Crossman is a member of Baltimore City’s Recreation Hall of Fame, the foremost pioneer in Baltimore recreation.

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Morrell Park

Morrell Park2651 Tolley St. 
Baltimore 21230
410-396-7221

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

This recreation center was named after the community that it serves.

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Mount Royal

Mt. Royal120 W. Mosher St.
Baltimore 21217
410-396-0374

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

Nestled in a community that is famous for its commitment to Baltimore’s arts and culture heritage, Mt. Royal Recreation Center is located within walking distance of the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Lyric Opera House.

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Northwood

Northwood1517 Winford Rd.
Baltimore 21239
410-396-6696

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

The center was built in 1964 and is located in the Northwood community of Northeast Baltimore.

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Oliver

Oliver1600 N. Spring St. 
Baltimore 21213
410-396-4243

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

On Dec. 17, 1980, Oliver Recreation Center was dedicated to the community under the direction of Anthony Dease. Mr. Dease led the “Deaser-cize” aerobics class and was the center’s exercise guru who attracted many of the community’s heath-conscious participants. Working with the late William (Bucky) Lee, who was considered one of the greatest basketball coaches in the Baltimore history, Mr. Dease earned a reputation for having one of the most active recreation centers in the city.

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Parkview

Parkview2610 Francis St. 21217
(410) 396-0084

Hours of Operation

Spring/Fall/Winter: 1-9 pm, Summer: 8:30am-6:00pm

Janet Wright, Center Director

Featured Activities

  • Aerobics
  • arts and crafts
  • computer lab
  • dance
  • games
  • special events 
  • sports and more

After-school Adventures

September-June
(Before and after care available)

Camp Baltimore

June-August
(Before and after care available)

Center History

Named after the West Baltimore community known for its scenic views of Druid Hill Park, Parkview Recreation Center is also connected to the Parkview Elementary School.

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Patapsco/Cherry Hill

Patapsco844 Roundview Rd. 
Baltimore 21225
410-396-1839

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

This recreation center is located in the Cherry Hill community, along the Middle Branch area of the Patapsco River.

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Rita Church Community Center at Clifton Park

Rita Church2101 St. Lo Drive 
Baltimore 21213
410-396-8958

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Amenities

• Community/multipurpose room

Rita Church• Fitness room

• Game room

• Computer lab

• Community room

• Kitchen

• Outdoor pool

• Locker room

Center History

The first of four new facilities to be erected as part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2011 plan for a network of high-quality, multi-use centers, Rita Church Community Center in Clifton Park was dedicated on July 15, 2013. The center is named after the long-time Baltimore City Councilperson from the 3rd District until her retirement in 1999. She served as a member of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Board and was often called the “Mayor of Coldstream-Homestead Montebello.”

Rita ChurchIn the first of two major construction phases, the sparkling new center converted an existing pavilion sitting atop a historic 1920s pool bathhouse. At a cost of $3.1 million, the first phase built a gorgeous main center with a community room, computer lab, fitness and locker rooms, game room, kitchen and arts & crafts room. The center can host a workout group such as yoga, a cooking class or reception, special events like birthday parties or classes, and computer training.  

The back of the center overlooks the Clifton Park pool and will be adjoined by a 11,500-square-foot new gymnasium with restrooms, concession stands and capacity for special events, recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer leagues, etc., and larger community meetings. This second phase will cost around $3 million and is currently in the design stage.

“Our goal is to transition the city's aging recreation centers into a new network of high-quality community centers in order to better serve Baltimore's communities," Mayor Rawlings-Blake said at the dedication. "The Councilwoman Rita R. Church Community Center is an example of Baltimore's new recreation center model-and a direct result of the city's investment in expanded staff and programming, such as camps and afterschool programs.”

Rita Church
Artist’s rendering of the complete Rita Church Community Center with new gym to the right.  

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Robert C. Marshall

Robert Marshall1201 Pennsylvania Ave. 
Baltimore 21202
410-728-3271

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

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Roosevelt

Roosevelt1221 W. 36th St.
Baltimore 21211
410-396-6050

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

In 1911, the center was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Samuel F.B. Morse

FB Morse424 S. Pulaski St.
Baltimore 21223
410-396-3717

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.

Center History

The recreation center was named for the inventor-of the Morse code, a revolutionary electronic  telegraph system developed in 1836 and still used today. The recreation center is an open space program for the State of Maryland, declared by Gov.  Marvin Mandel and Baltimore Mayor Donald Schaefer in 1977.

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Solo Gibbs

Solo Gibbs1044 Leadenhall St. 21230
(410) 837-8172

Hours of Operation:

Fall/Winter/Spring: 1-9 p.m.
Summer: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wayne Battle, Center Director
Marsha Robinson, Recreation Leader

Featured Activities

Football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, R.E.A.P., Color Guard, Track &Field, community meetings, Girl Scout/Brownies, roller skating, homework assistance, yoga, drama, cheerleading, chess, arts & crafts, ceramics, crochet, jewelry making, needlepoint, pottery, aerobics, martial arts, nutrition class, water aerobics, weight training, cooking, dance and computer classes, Great Science for Girls, marching band, modeling, sewing and photography

*Note: please call your local recreation center for specific program offerings.

After-school Adventures

September-June (Before and after care available)

Camp Baltimore

June-August (Before and after care available)

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Virginia S. Baker at Patterson Park

Virginia Baker

2601 E. Baltimore St. 
Baltimore 21224
410-396-9156

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter and Spring: 1-9 p.m.—Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Tuesdays. 
Summer: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.—Monday through Friday.
During School Breaks: 11 a.m.-7  p.m.

Center History

This recreation center us named after the long-time noted recruiter, Ms. Virginia Baker, who was also dubbed Baltimore’s “Queen of Fun.”

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Woodhome

Woodhome7310 Moyer Ave. 
Baltimore 21234
410-396-6703

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center History

Built in 1968, the center was named after the General Electric’s employees who lived in the community and built their homes out of wood.

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