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For resources and information about COVID-19 go to coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov.


April 3, 2020

Food Site Holiday Closures

The city’s free grab-n-go meals for youth will not be available on these holidays:

  • April 5: Palm Sunday
  • April 10: Good Friday/Passover
    • Please note that Baltimore City Public Schools will be serving meals on this day
  • April 12: Easter Sunday
 

Cierres Para los sitios de alimentos:

Las comidas gratuitas para llevar de la ciudad para los jóvenes no estarán disponibles en estos días festivos:

  • 5 de abril: Domingo de Ramos
  • 10 de abril: Viernes Santo/Pascua
    • Tenga en cuenta que las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Baltimore servirán comidas en este día
  • 12 de abril: Pascua/Domingo de Pascua

 

March 29, 2020

Weekday and weekend meals will continue at 42 of our recreation centers starting Monday, 3/30. All meal sites have been compiled with times, meals served and location in an easy to use PDF by Mayor's Office of Children & Family Success

Click here to find a site closest to you!


March 28, 2020

Our latest step to slow the spread of COVID-19 and address the community’s concern of safe social distancing is the removal of city-operated basketball rims and tennis nets. We know that many of our park users may find it disappointing, but it is important that Baltimore City Recreation and Parks play our role in keeping our communities healthy and safe. Our parks and trails remain open at this time to be enjoyed in groups less than 10 and six feet apart at all times.


March 27, 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29. Grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches are available from 12PM-4PM, at 42 of our recreation centers citywide. All meal sites have been compiled with times, meals served and location in an easy to use PDF.

Click here to explore the Free Meal Guide and find a site near you!


March 26, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Baltimore City Recreation and Parks has limited access to the city’s dog parks to support social distancing guidelines—-at least 6 feet apart at all times and in groups of less than 10

Due to their size:

  • Canton, Latrobe and Howard Street dog parks are limited to a maximum of five people at a time
  • Patterson dog park is limited to a maximum of 10 people at a time.

The following measures are effective immediately and are in accordance with local, state and federal healthcare guidelines. Be on the lookout for signage in your local dog park.



Para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad COVID-19 (Coronavirus), el departamento de Recreación y Parques de la Ciudad de Baltimore ha limitado acceso a los parques de perros de la ciudad para apoyar las pautas de distanciamiento social - mantener 6 pies de distancia entre usted y otras personas y no reunirse en grupos mayores de diez (10) personas.

Debido a su tamaño:

  • Los parques de perros Canton, Latrobe y Howard Street están limitados a un máximo de cinco personas a la vez.
  • El parque de perros Patterson está limitado a un máximo de diez personas a la vez.

Esas medidas toman efecto inmediatamente y conforme a las normas de salud pública local, del estado, y federal.


March 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) Monday-Friday, March 23-27. Grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches are available from 12PM-6PM, at 42 of our recreation centers citywide. All meal sites have been compiled with times, meals served and location in an easy to use PDF.

Click here to explore the Free Meal Guide and find a site near you!

The City of Baltimore has launched an interactive map of meal sites across the City. To find a meal distribution site near you click here!

March 21, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Baltimore City Recreation and Parks has closed all high congestion, traffic and use areas such as courts (tennis, bocce, basketball, ect.), pavilions and playgrounds until further notice. At this time, local parks, trails and open space remain accessible while practicing social distancing--at least 6 feet apart at all times and in groups of less than 10. The following measures are effective immediately and are in accordance with local, state and federal healthcare guidelines.

 

Para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad COVID-19 (Coronavirus), el departamento de Recreación y Parques de la Ciudad de Baltimore ha cerrado a las áreas congestionada y espacios de alto tráfico como las canchas (de tenis, bochas, baloncesto, etc.), pabellones y parques infantiles hasta nuevo aviso. 

En este momento, los parques, senderos y espacio abierto quedan accesible mientras se practica distanciamiento social, mientras están en el parque, por favor, mantener 6 pies de distancia entre usted y otras personas y no reunirse en grupos mayores de diez (10) personas. Esas medidas toman efecto inmediatamente y conforme a las normas de salud público local, del estado, y federal.

¡ Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación!

 

March 20, 2020

Food Distribution Update: Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020, the following locations* will provide food from 11am to 2pm:  

Las últimas noticias sobre distribución de alimentos: A partir del sábado 21 de marzo del 2020 hasta el domingo 22 de marzo del 2020, los siguientes lugares proveerán alimentos de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m.

*This weekend three additional food distribution sites have been added.

-Callowhill Aquatics Center

-Middle Branch Aquatics Center

-Easterwood Recreation Center.


March 17, 2020

Due to the potential spread of COVID-19,  Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will suspend all recreation programs, rentals, permitted events and recreation facility services until further notice. This action is effective immediately. Permit holders are encouraged to email [email protected] for guidance and assistance. 


March 13, 2020

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks continues to collaborate with, and seek the guidance of, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) regarding COVID-19. It is in the best interest of our residents and staff to suspend all recreation programs, rentals, permitted events and recreation facility services effective Monday, March 16 through March 27, 2020. The following Rec Centers will be serving food from 2PM-7PM, effective 3/16.

SUSPENDED (effective 3/16-3/27):

  • All Facilities
    • All 44 Recreation Centers 
    • BCRP Public Aquatic Centers
    • H.P. Rawlings Conservatory
    • Cylburn Mansion & Vollmer Center
    • Carrie Murray Nature Center
    • Mimi Dipietro Ice Skating Center
    • Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena
    • William J. Myers Pavilion
    • Shake & Bake Family Fun Center
    • Upton Boxing Center
    • Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center
  • Programs
    • All Recreation Center Programming
    • Rentals: All BCRP facility rentals are canceled. 
    • Permitted events: All permitted events are canceled.
    • BCRP Special Events: All special events are canceled


OPEN (effective 3/16-3/27):

Stay connected: 

We will continue to evaluate our approach daily, please stay tuned to #BCRPAlerts on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.


Considerando las preocupaciones recientes relacionadas con COVID-19: Para el departemento de recreación y parques de la ciudad de Baltimore, su seguridad es nuestra prioridad principal. Estamos tomando medidas que se alinean con los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), el Departamento de Salud de Maryland (MDH) y el Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Baltimore (BCHD).

Es en el mejor interés de nuestros residentes y personal que nuestro departamento suspenda todos los programas de recreación, alquileres, eventos permitidos y servicios de instalaciones recreativas, a partir del lunes 16 al 27 de marzo de 2020. Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente. Todo los centros de recreación de la ciudad de Baltimore, con la excepción de Frederick, Dorothy I. Height, Cahill en la escuela de Edgewood Elementary, Walter P. Carter en la escuela de Guilford Elementary y Ft. Worthington, proveerán comida de 2 a 7 de la tarde.

SUSPENDIDO (16 de marzo – 27 de marzo):

  • Todas las ubicaciones
    • Todos los 44 centros de recreación
    • Centros de natación publica de la ciudad
    • H.P. Rawlings Conservatory
    • Cylburn Arboral & Vollmer Center
    • Carrie Murray centro de naturaleza
    • Mimi Dipietro centro de patinaje sobre hielo
    • Mt. Pleasant centro de patinaje sobre hielo
    • William J. Myers salon de fútbol
    • Shake & Bake centro de patinaje sobre ruedas
    • Upton centro de boxeo
    • Baltimore club de remo

 

  • Los Programas:
    • Todos los programas de los centros de recreación
    • Alquileres: Todos los alquileres de ubicaciones e instalaciones están cancelados
    • Los eventos: Todos los eventos que requieren permisos están cancelados.
    • Los eventos especiales del departamento: Todos los eventos especiales están cancelados.


ABIERTO (16 de marzo – 27 de marzo):

  • Lugares para retirar alimentos en 40 Centros de Recreación. Nos asociamos con la Liga de la Familia de Baltimore para proporcionar comidas a jóvenes menores de 18 años. No se necesita identificación ni prueba de residencia.
  • Durante este período de distanciamiento social, esperamos que los residentes se acerquen a nuestros distintos lugares de recreación al aire libre. Nuestros parques, senderos, canchas deportivas y parques infantiles. permanecerán abiertos y disponibles al público. Les pedimos a los residentes que usen los espacios al aire libre cuidadosamente y de acuerdo con las pautas de salud pública.

 

Tenga en cuenta que las noticias sobre COVID-19 están cambiando rápidamente. Para actualizaciones diarias:

 


March 12, 2020

Your safety is our top priority. We are taking action that aligns with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD).

Please take note of the following updates:

Recreation centers are open Friday, 3/13 at 8AM. Please stay tuned for further updates regarding recreation center operations.

All BCRP Senior programs are suspended until further notice. Food service will continue. For a list of locations or for more information, call the BCRP Senior Division: 410-396-2920

All BCRP events and/or permits with 250 attendees or more are canceled until further notice.

Need a refund or to reschedule your permit? Contact our permits office: [email protected] for assistance.

Administrative offices are open. However, if you believe you have been exposed or show any signs of COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you contact us via email: [email protected] or call 410-396-7900 for assistance.

 

Please note the news regarding COVID-19 is changing rapidly. For daily updates:

Follow @RecNParks and #BCRPAlerts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

This information is also available at bcrp.baltimorecity.gov and 410-396-7022.

For updates from the Baltimore City Health Department click here.


October 15, 2019

Noticed water still in your local pool? Here’s why!

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is currently conducting aquatic assessments and routine maintenance in preparation for our 2020 season. For a detailed evaluation, several of our outdoor pools must remain full. Work and assessments will continue throughout October. For the safety of our residents, we ask that everyone stay clear of the pool areas as the pools are closed for the season and public access is restricted.

Those interested in a chance to swim during the off-season can join us at any of the following indoor pool locations:

Callowhill, 2821 Oakley Avenue., 21215

Chick Webb, 621 N. Eden Street., 21205

Middle Branch, 2601 Giles Road, 21225

For more information, visit our website, bcrp.baltimorecity.gov, or contact BCRP Aquatics at 410-396-3838.

 

For up-to-date information, following #BCRPAlerts on social media or call our weather line at 410-396-7022.

Things happen! At BCRP, we understand that our recreation centers, parks, special facilities, and events are impacted by many factors, big and small. Our goal is to provide quality programming and experiences, but in the instance, there is a change in scheduling, we have a few ways for you to get the information you need. We’ve introduced #BCRPALERTS, a hashtag that we will use to share important updates about our services and facilities via social media. You can also find updates via social media on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @recnparks.

Our BCRP ALERTS page is the best place to check regarding closures, delays, and maintenance repairs. Some alerts are based upon inclement weather like snow accumulations, others are the result of service disruptions. For weather-related advisories, call our automated weather hotline 410-396-7022.  

Alerts can include but are not limited:

  • Weather updates

  • Event cancellations

  • Facility closures

  • Emergencies

Inclement Winter Weather

BCRP has a snow day policy specifically for recreation centers. We recognize school closings and early dismissals due to inclement weather conditions are inconvenient. For the most up-to-date information regarding schools, visit the website of Baltimore City Public Schools or check your local TV and radio listings. As a reminder, you can call our weather hotline at 410.396.7022 for rec center closings or view our Facebook page.

Snow Policy

If you see or are aware of an issue in your community that the City needs to address, please call 3-1-1 to submit a request. If the issue is a matter that BCRP handles, we will be assigned a ticket and will do our best to take care of the issue in a timely fashion. Thanks in advance for your support.

 

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