About Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

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Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is the city’s leading provider of affordable, year-round leisure and recreational activities for residents of all ages and abilities. Beautiful parks, trails and waterways provide the perfect urban oasis.

  • 51 recreation Centers
  • 23 pools
  • 120,000 trees 
  • 4,700+ acres of parkland
  • 262 parks
  • 133 athletic fields
  • 138 playgrounds
  • 104 tennis courts and pickleball courts
  • 116 basketball courts 
  • 32 historic structures
  • 25+ miles of biking and hiking trails
  • 18 picnic groves
  • 12 pavilion groves
  • 4 dog parks
  • 3 skate parks

 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. Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena and Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center offers 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!