Mayor Scott, Rec & Parks, Baltimore Orioles Hit Home Run With Upgraded Baseball Field in Northeast Baltimore

Keys Field improvements is part of Orioles Field Revitalization Project.  

BALTIMORE, MD Today, in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) celebrated field upgrades at a Northeast Baltimore baseball diamond.

Keys Field at Hamilton Park’s playing surface received a makeover as part of the Orioles Field Revitalization Project. Improvements include reconstructing the home-plate area and pitcher’s mound; adding rough-grade infield mix to the dirt; laser grading the infield to improve drainage; and resodding the playing surface.

"We believe every Baltimorean deserves access to world-class recreational facilities. Many of our recreational spaces, including our baseball fields, have been left without much needed investment and renovation for far too long, but we’re working hard to change that narrative. I am so grateful to our partners at the Orioles for helping make that happen here at Keys Field,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I can’t wait to see the next generation of ballplayers develop on this field.”

The Orioles are leveraging this field-renovation initiative to improve the conditions of baseball and softball fields in the city of Baltimore. Through this work, the Orioles are creating safe, playable, inviting baseball spaces for youth to enjoy the game. 

“The Orioles' commitment to revitalizing local baseball and softball fields signifies our dedication to the community and the future of our youth,” said Kerry R. Watson Jr., Orioles Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. “By investing in these spaces, we are not only enhancing the quality of sports facilities, but are also fostering a sense of pride and opportunity for young athletes in Baltimore. This initiative is about more than just the game; it's about building a stronger, healthier community."

Hamilton Park, which is owned and operated by the City of Baltimore, serves as the home of the Hamilton Baseball Program. This is the third baseball field that BCRP and the Orioles have teamed up to revamp since 2021.

“Collaboration is so important in the work that we do. We’re always looking for ways to form strong partnerships that aid us in providing top-flight programming and recreational spaces for our residents, said BCRP Executive Director Reginald Moore. "We’re thankful for the Baltimore Orioles’ continued commitment to helping us revitalize our baseball fields around the city of Baltimore. This partnership enables us to make our collective vision for upgrading our recreational spaces — including our ballfields — a reality, thereby building a better Baltimore.”

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https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/recreation, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Recnparks.

About Baltimore City Recreation & Parks

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) is Baltimore's leading provider of affordable, year-round recreational activities. BCRP builds a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through conservation, well-being, and social equity. BCRP manages and maintains 263 parks, 51 recreation centers, 25 miles of biking and hiking trails, and approximately 4,700 acres of parkland. To learn more about our programs and services, visit http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/.

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