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For resources and information about COVID-19.

For a full list of Recreation Meal Sites and Produce Box Distribution click here. 

BCRP-hosted Winter Sports Back in Session

February 7, 2022

BCRP sports are back in session and recreation operations are back to normal.

BCRP-hosted Winter Sports Postponed

January 22, 2022

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, all BCRP-hosted winter sports are postponed now through January 31. At this time, this announcement excludes permitted winter sports.

Facility Closures

June 4, 2021

Due to maintenance issues, C.C. Jackson Pool will not open this weekend, 6/5-6/6.

Phase 2 Reopening

May 12, 2021

We’re excited to welcome you back to our spaces!  To view our full reopening plan.

Athletics Update:

March 3, 2021

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks are excited to join Baltimore City Schools in announcing the return of spring athletic permits and programs.

Athletic Permits

Athletic permit play will begin April 5, 2021, and will be accepted for both youth and adult leagues.

Youth and adult league organizers who participated in the 2019 spring and summer seasons have the opportunity to automatically receive 100% historical field usage.

The permit office will reach out to coordinate with eligible leagues. 

Public requests may be made online on or after March 24, 2021.

Athletic Programs

BCRP Athletic Department is excited to announce the return of Spring Sports!

Registration for athletic programs opens Friday, March 5, 2021. See below for league start dates:

  • April 5, 2021
    • Adult Softball
  • April 5, 2021
    • Youth Track and Field + Youth Rugby 
  • April 12, 2021
    • Youth Basketball (BNBL) + Youth Baseball

To learn more about Permits

To learn more about BCRP Sports


Recreation Center Meal Sites:

Recreation Center Meal Sites - Open Monday-Friday, 4 PM-6 PM and serve grab-n-go supper and a snack. 

222 N. Bentalou St. 21223
Herring Run
5001 Sinclair Ln. 21206
Robert C. Marshall
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. 21217
Carroll F. Cook
5061 E Eager St. 21205
James D. Gross
4600 Lanier Ave. 21215
1221 W 36th St. 21211
Harlem Park
700 N. Calhoun St. 21217
Morrell Park
2651 Tolley St. 21230
Virginia S. Baker
2601 E. Baltimore St. 21224

Produce Box Distribution Locations - Sites are open every Thursday at 12PM.

222 N. Bentalou St. 21223
Herring Run
5001 Sinclair Ln. 21206
Carroll F. Cook
5061 E Eager St. 21205
Madison Square
1401 E Biddle St. 21213
C.C. Jackson
4910 Park Heights Ave. 21205
Rita Church
2101 St Lo Dr. 21213
2304 Greenmount Ave. 21218
Virginia S. Baker
2601 E. Baltimore St. 21224
Harlem Park
700 N. Calhoun St. 21217
Solo Gibbs*
1044 Leadenhall St.2130
*Distributing on12/22 & 12/29 at 11 AM

For a list of all BCRP meal sites.  To view the city-wide meal service listing

August 1, 2020


I want to personally apologize to Joe and Karley Sgandurra, Jasmin Manning, Jacob Patton, Saba Hamidi, Amanda Mustard, and Jordan Law for the failed actions of our agency.

On Friday, permitted artwork celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement was wrongly removed. There is a process to install and display art within our spaces, and these artists followed the necessary steps to have their work showcased in Patterson Park. It should have never been removed, and we take responsibility for the situation and the damage it caused.

I have started conversations with the artists to not only assess the damage and compensation but also to listen and learn. We have and will continue to learn from this. I can ensure that our agency’s processes and communications at all levels are being addressed. 

The community deserves better, and most importantly, these artists deserved better from us. We will do better.


Reginald Moore

July 31, 2020

Months ago, community members and artists brought an opportunity to BCRP for a Black Lives Matter art installation to be featured in Patterson Park. BCRP expressed our excitement to welcome such a relevant and thoughtful project to one of our most prominent parks. We granted the permit and looked forward to the final installation. Unfortunately, due to a recent change in staff, a miscommunication occurred resulting in the removal of some of the artwork. Due to the diligence of a community member, this was brought to our attention and the pieces were restored within the hour.

Diversity and equality are of the utmost importance to our agency, that fact is reflected in our leadership, our staff, and those that we serve. In addition to restoring the artwork, it has also been brought to our attention that a member of our staff has been suspected of conduct not reflective of our values. We take such allegations very seriously. All claims will be investigated and addressed.

July 2, 2020

We have announced our upcoming reopening dates. We’re excited to welcome you back to our spaces and more:⁣

  • Skateparks are open!⁣
  • Modified Pool Opening July 13 & 20⁣
  • Basketball Courts and Playgrounds Open July 13⁣
  • Permits will return starting July 6 ⁣

Please take the time to review our full reopening plan. While enjoying these spaces, please maintain social distancing and wear face coverings. At this time all recreation centers remain closed except for meal distribution. 

June 22, 2020

BCRP is aware of and is actively addressing the defacement of the historical monuments within several of our parks. While we take our role in maintaining the parks and park assets seriously, we are not solely responsible for the placement or removal of park monuments. We encourage residents who find the monuments non-reflective of their community’s beliefs and values to work together with our agency, the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), the Office of the Mayor, and the Baltimore City Council on a resolution.

Tennis and Disc Golf Update: May 29, 2020

All city-owned tennis courts & disc golf courses will reopen at 5 PM today. We are excited to offer these outdoor activities to city residents. Players are permitted to play at the courts with some of the following modifications:


  • Courts are restricted to SINGLES play only.
  • All spectators and players waiting for a court must remain outside of the fencing and are encouraged to stay in their vehicles until courts become available. Social distancing procedures must be followed at all times.
  • Before, during, and after play, players must maintain a minimum distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
  • Players should label their equipment and ball(s) that they will touch during play.
  • Main entry gates will be left open to prevent surface contact.

Disk Golf

  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet at all times.
  • Maximum 4 players per grouping.
  • Do not approach the first tee until clear.
  • Do not touch the equipment of others.
  • Only one disc in a basket at a time.
  • Retrieve the disk without grabbing chains.
  • Trash is carry-in, carry-out.
  • No congregating in the parking lot or by the bulletin board.

At this time, city parks, trails, and open spaces remain open. City-owned basketball and bocce courts, playgrounds, and other high congestion areas remain closed until further notice. Please note that nets will be reinstalled throughout the weekend. We appreciate your patience.

April 15, 2020

Mayor Young announces a new policy regarding wearing facial coverings. All residents are advised to wear cloth masks or other face coverings, as defined by the CDC, when out in the community & especially when social distancing measures are not possible. For more information about the Coronavirus


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.


For up-to-date information, follow #BCRPAlerts on our social media channels. 

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. 

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, view our social media platforms for information about rec center closings.

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.