Announcements

Mayor’s Recreation Center Task Force Report

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) currently operates 55 recreation centers across the city. The majority of centers were constructed in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, when the city’s population was nearly double its current size. Now, 50 years later, many centers ar...

The Winter Solace Of Baltimore’s Woodpeckers

By Glenda Weber Baltimore City Recreation and Parks In November, I was exploring Union Square Park with a teacher from Stuart Hill Elementary and several members of the Union Square Conservancy. The park is a wonderful spot of green surrounded by asphalt and concrete. There are a good variety of m...

Mulch Volcanoes Are Proven Tree Killers

By Glenda Weber Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Most people know drinking and driving don't mix but did you know trees and volcanoes don't mix? Volcanoes? In Baltimore? Yep, I see volcanoes all over the city and beyond. On my daily commute, I have watched trees be planted, carefully surrou...

City Releases Recreation Center Implementation

Plan includes $19m in capital investment, expanded programming and staff, afterschool programs and community partnerships. BALTIMORE (May 1, 2012) — Today, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) released the final Recreation Center implementation plan to transition the City’s agin...

Patterson Park Dog Park Opens Dec. 15

Join Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as they open the City’s newest dog park Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m., next to DiPietro Ice Rink. Two tennis courts in Patterson Park have been converted into a fenced dog run that includes separate areas for small and la...

Once In A Lifetime, Agaves Coming To Bloom At Rawlings Conservatory

BALTIMORE — The historic Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens is celebrating a truly rare event—the blooming of the Agave americana, Agave americana variegata, Agave lophantha and Agave parviflora in the Conservatory's Desert House. Few are fortunate to ever see these rema...