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Mayor Scott, Rec and Parks Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Solo Gibbs Playground — Part of City’s ‘Rec Rollout’

Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP), Parks & People, South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, and City and State leaders to cut the ribbon on a revamped playground at Solo Gibbs Park.


Mayor Scott, Rec & Parks Kick Off Pool Season With Big Splash

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, City officials, and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) kicked off pool season with its annual Big Splash event at Druid Hill Park Pool.


Mayor Scott, Rec & Parks Announce Renovations for Chick Webb Memorial Rec Center - Part of City's Rec Rollout

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP), and the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) announced plans to renovate East Baltimore's Chick Webb Memorial Recreation Center.


Rec & Parks Announces Upgrades for James D. Gross Rec Center - Part of City's Rec Rollout

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks recently announced plans to upgrade James D. Gross Recreation Center, which includes American with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.


Fallstaff Playground Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off 'Rec Rollout'

Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP), city leaders and stakeholders in celebrating the revitalization of a 50-year-old playground in Northwest Baltimore at Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School. The ribbon cutting event on May 8, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. will kick off the "Rec Rollout" series of recreational facility groundbreakings mentioned in Mayor Scott's State of the City Address last month.


150 Trees For 150 Years

October 16, 2010 is the 150th anniversary of Druid Hill Park, the 3rd oldest large park in the country after Central Park and Fairmont Park. To honor this occasion, TreeBaltimore and the Friends of Druid Hill will plant 150 trees near the Zoo Mansion House, the original mansion from the estate. Do...

1-95 Tree Mitigation

With the expansion of I-95, a new partnership between Baltimore and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) formed. This spring, the partnership resulted in the planting of more than 1,100 deciduous and evergreen trees on park property at the following locations: Patterson Park, Joseph Lee Par...

Tree Master Plans For Major Parks

The Department of Recreation and Parks recently completed tree master plans for some of our large parks including Clifton, Druid Hill, Carroll, Herring Run, Patterson, Farring Baybrook and Joseph Lee. The master plans are being used to provide direction for ongoing tree selection and placement.

Constellation Energy Committed $300,000 For Tree Planting And Maintenance

Constellation Energy committed $300,000 over three years for tree planting and maintenance of existing trees in neighborhoods, on schools grounds and in parks. Through this public-private collaboration TreeBaltimore and Constellation joined to grow Baltimore’s tree canopy. The first year strategy f...

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...