We Rent for Your Event!

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks have incredible indoor and outdoor facilities to host your next celebration. Let us help you find the perfect space for your upcoming party, meeting, or wedding. For more questions check out our Rental FAQ!

Where are you interested in renting?

For recreation centers, please contact your local recreation center.

For our sports facilities, Shake & Bake Family Fun Center, Myer's Pavilion, Upton Boxing, and more contact our Event Team at 410-370-5214.


cylburn mansion

Located in northwest Baltimore City, Cylburn Arboretum offers nearly 300 acres of serene public garden space with premier gardens, an extensive tree collection, wooded trails, production greenhouses, and multiple buildings offered for public use through our rental program.  

  • The Vollmer Center is a modern industrial green space with neutral wall tones and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. It seats up to 100 guests for events ranging from weddings to galas, fundraisers to birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate events. This building has a green roof, a built-in composting system, heats and cools using a geothermal system. AV is available for an additional fee.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.
  • The Cylburn Mansion is original to the property built-in 1863. This historic building offers charm and architectural detail that take visitors to another place and time.  It seats up to 62 guests and is used often for showers, weddings, and fundraising events
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.
  • The Greenhouse Classroom is situated next to our production greenhouses with a small gravel patio for outdoor entertaining. It can accommodate up to 50 people. This space is used often for corporate and community meetings, lectures, and classes as well as showers and birthday parties. AV capabilities are coming soon.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.
  • Outdoor garden space can accommodate up to 100 people, available for both ceremonies and tented wedding receptions only.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.

For more information about programs at Cylburn Arboretum, please visit the Cylburn Arboretum Friends website. For more information about rentals, please contact the Rental Team by email or call this number 410-396-4860.

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AVAILABILITY LIMITED: Construction is scheduled to begin November 2023. Please check back for updates.

Located in Druid Hill Park, the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offer a lush, intimate, and magical plant-filled experience for you and your guests.

  • The South Pavilion can accommodate up to 30 people and is available for rent during the day 8-4 PM Wednesday-Sunday.  The space has built-in planters with climbing vines that stretch to the ceiling. Mimicking the original Palm House, the glass panes and arched windows offer guests a feeling of historic charm and serenity as it looks out over the formal gardens.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.
  • The H.P. Rawlings Conservatory in its entirety is available in the evenings, 3 PM-10 PM Wednesday-Sunday. This space is best suited for small seated events under 60 guests. There is also an opportunity to host an outdoor tented reception in conjunction with the Conservatory rental that, together, can accommodate up to 100 guests.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.
  • Outdoor garden space can accommodate up to 100 people and is available for both ceremonies and tented wedding receptions only.
    Please see Facility Overview for more information.

For information on programs and hours of operation at Rawlings Conservatory, click here. For additional information on renting the Conservatory, contact the Rental Team at or call 410-396-4860.

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The beautiful waterfront facility is conveniently located near the Inner Harbor, in the heart of Middle Branch Park, Baltimore’s “Natural Waterfront.” The 150-acre park offers a clear view of the City’s skyline.  The Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center provides an ideal space for celebrations of all kinds.  Our dedicated staff will work with you to determine the best floor plan and accommodations for your event. 

See our full list of building amenities and rental opportunities.

For hours, rental information, and weekend rates.

3301 Waterview Avenue Baltimore, MD  21230

Contact: 410-396-3840 

Facility Rental Manager, Marc Kantrowitz



Contact: 410-396-3841 or 410-396-3842

Pool Rental Guidelines and Rates 


  • Only cashier checks or money orders will be accepted for any and all fees. Payments should be made payable to the ‘Director of Finance.’

  • Security deposit ($1,000.00) must be made within five (5) business days of the request to secure the reservation unless otherwise stated. The remainder of the fees is due 60 days prior to the date of the event.

  • Set up and clean-up time should be included in the rental time.  Please plan to arrive and depart promptly. This includes all vendor functions.

  • Set-up, break-down, and clean-up are the responsibility of the client however, this is typically a function handled by your caterer or decorator. Please be sure to discuss this service with your vendors ahead of time.

  • Street parking and parking lots are available for your guests at all of our locations.  Please talk to the Rental Coordinator at your preferred venue to discuss any limitations or details regarding vendor drop-off or guest shuttling options.  

  • Kitchen space is available at most of our venues however cooking is not allowed inside any BCRP buildings.  There are dedicated areas where cooking is allowed outside of each of our facilities. Please discuss options with the Rental Coordinator for your preferred venue.

  • For full terms and conditions, including cancellation and refund policies, please contact the Rental Coordinator for your preferred venue.