Links to media coverage of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks news, events and topics of interest:


May 10
TreeBaltimore  Comcast Newsmakers

April 7
Baltimore Neighborhood BasketBall League  Comcast Newsmakers

April 6
Malik "Iceman" Workout with Roy Jones Jr.  — Deep Cover TV

April 5
Roy Jones Jr. Makes Stop to work with youth at local gym  Baltimore Sun

April 3
Baltimore Swim Club Founder Russell Kim Williams set to join Maryland Swimming Hall Of Fame— Baltimore Sun

March 25
Dance Through Daffodils  Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Boxer Tank Davis Recognized by Mayor — Baltimore Sun

March 24
Local Boxer Serves as Role Model for West Baltimore Home Town WMAR

March 23
Baltimore City Works to Give Youth 5 Years Back  NRPA Magazine

March 16
NFL Stars connect with area youth through Ed Block Awards   Baltimore Sun

March 6
Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson Wins 6th National Silver Gloves Championship   Baltimore Sun Sports Blog

Feburary 21
Interview with Upton Boxing Coach Calvin Ford   Pressbox Online

February 20
Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson Feature  WBFF

February 10
Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson Wins 6th National Silver Gloves Championship   Baltimore Sun

February 9
My Park, My Story  — Comcast Newsmakers

January 31
Garth Brooks Helping Baltimore's Youth Beyond the stage  — WMAR

January 27
Recreation centers feeding city school students during snow day  — WMAR

Family League partners with BCRP to feed City School Students on Snow Day   — WBAL

January 15
Baltimore Boxer Gervonta Davis' Journey to Glory 
— Pressbox Online

January 11
New STEAM center at Baltimore school, but it’s not just for students — Technically Baltimore

January 7
Aquatics Programming  Comcast Newsmakers

January 2
Best Parks in Baltimore for Winter Nature Walk —


April 20

Recreation: Catching A New Generation —  The Baltimore Sun

April 19

Parks: Trio among the Tree-os-EcoFest 2015 —  The Baltimore Brew

April 15

Recreation: Saving Our Sons —  The Baltimore Sun

March 30

Horticulture: The Garden Galaxy Flower Show —WJZ-13

March 28

Horticulture: Trails Opening Day — The Baltimore Sun

March 17

Recreation: The Park System in Baltimore City —  Comcast Cares Newsmakers

March 9

Recreation: A Tank That Packs A Punch  —  WBAL- Radio1090

March 1

Horticulture: Sunday Gardener at the Greenhouse —  WBAL-TV11 

February 26

Parks: Stewardship group forms for Joseph Lee Park —  The Baltimore Guide 

January 28

Recreation: Young City Boxers take skills to national tournament —  WBALTV 11

January 20

Aquatics:  Chevrolet donates to the Baltimore City Swim Club — CBS Eco Media

January 6

Recreation: Shake and Bake overcomes financial troubles to save thousands — The Baltimore Sun


December 24

Recreation: Patterson Park's Doll Show: Beating the mid-holiday doldrums — The Baltimore Guide

December 3

Parks:  BCRP help catch Illegal Dumpers in Herring Run Park — WMAR-ABC2

November 1

Recreation:  City Breaks Ground on Clifton Park Community Expansion — Baltimore Sun

October 10

Parks: Ruppert Landscape provides Carroll Park facelift — Lawn & Landscape Magazine

September 8

Recreation: Bmore Night Hoops Summer League Ends In Success — WBAL-Channel 11

September 6

Parks: "Ride Around" Bike Program Resumes — Baltimore Sun

August 5

Recreation: Recreation:  What are the plans for Baltimore's Recs and Parks — WYPR Radio

August 1

Parks:  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Director Ernest Burkeen discuss Maryland Legacy— NRPA Magazine

July 10 

Recreation: B'More Night Hoops offers free basketball league -  WBAL-TV 11

June 30

Recreation: BCRP on Manic Monday — WJZ-Channel 13

June 28

Recreation:  Great American Backyard Campout in Druid Hill Park — WBFF-Fox 45


October 1

Recreation: Skateboarders Jump For Joy As Ground Is Broken For Park — Baltimore Sun

September 9

Rec Centers: Under Armour, NBA Renovate Easterwood Court — Baltimore Sun

August 21

History: Desegregating the Clay Courts at Druid Hill Park — Afro American

July 3

Aquatics: Baltimore Pools to Stay Open Until Labor Day — Baltimore Sun

July 22

Rec Centers: Charles Villagers Brainstorm Ideas For New Community Center — Baltimore Sun

July 11

Conservatory: Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory Stands the Test of Time — Washington Post

July 2

Rec Centers: Private Groups Filling Gaps of Closed Rec Centers — Baltimore Sun

June 27

Fitness: Returning to Her Childhood, Patrice Harris and Double Dutch Challenge — WBFF-Fox 45

June 15

Aquatics: Baltimore City Pools Open For the Summer — WJZ-Channel 13

June 13

Fitness: Fox 45’s Patrice Harris Takes the BCRP Hula Hoop Challenge — WBFF-Fox 45

May 28

Forestry: Protecting Trees Improve Quality of Life in Baltimore and Maryland — Baltimore Sun

May 23

Conservatory: Visitors see rare Agave bloom at Rawlings Conservatory — WJZ-Channel 13

May 15

Recreation: Hometown Hotspot: 47th Annual Preakness Frog Hop — WBFF-Fox45

May 13

Parks: BCRP issues parking reminder at Patterson Park — WBAL-Channel 11

May 12

Rec Centers: Barclay to reopen as privately run community center — Baltimore Sun

May 8

Conservatory 125th: Giant agave plant's rare bloom — WBAL-Channel 11

May 8

Parks: A “Passport” to the World of Druid Hill Park — Baltimore Sun

April 27

Aquatics: Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Donates Defibrillators to Callowhill — WJZ-Channel 13

April 25

Rec Centers: Roosevelt Rec Center Reopens a Month After Water Pipe Break — Baltimore Sun

April 18

Parks: Patterson Named “Frontline Park” by National Group — Baltimore Magazine

April 15

Youth Sports: Children Learn to Fish at City Catch Event — Baltimore Sun

April 5

Recreation: At C.C. Jackson, One Club Is Creating Great Futures For Youth — WBAL-AM 1090

March 23

Rec Centers: Community Presses Ahead to Save Barclay — Baltimore Sun

March 22

Trails: City Holds Trash Cleanup Along Gwynns Run Stream — Baltimore Sun

Parks: Farewell to a Mighty Tree Killed in Herring Run Park — Baltimore Brew

March 7

Horticulture: Rawlings Conservatory on “Chesapeake Collectibles” (at 12:38 mark) — MPT

February 16

Rec Centers: It's Playtime! Mayor's Plan Calls For New City Rec Centers — WJZ

January 21

Conservatory: A ‘Work Party’ For Baltimore's Glass House — Baltimore Sun

January 9

Recreation: Community Partnership Offers Youth Sports and Education Center — WMAR-ABC2

January 7

Parks: $7 Million Clifton Mansion Renovation Project Announced — WMAR-ABC2

Trails: State Approves $600,000 Grant to Improve Stony Run Path — Baltimore Sun


December 3

Rec Centers: Two Baltimore Rec Centers Avoid Permanent Closure — The Afro-American

November 27

BCRP: Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names New Rec and Parks Director — Baltimore Sun

BCRP: Ex-Miami Parks Director Appointed to Baltimore Post — Baltimore Sun

November 20

Recreation: Hampden Merchants Remember Needy For Roosevelt Christmas Party — Baltimore Sun

Facilities: Baltimore Kids Get New Sports Facility at Patterson Park — WJZ-Channel 13

November 16

Parks: Cylburn Association Receives $37,200 Grant For Trail Improvements. — Baltimore Magazine

November 15

Recreation: BCRP's Vondrasek Up in the Air-Literally! — Baltimore Brew

November 1

Trees: Druid Hill Osage Orange Tree Was Here Before Baltimore — WBF F-Fox 45

Trees: Historic Tree in Druid Hill Park Torn Apart By Storm — WJZ-Channel 13

October 30

Trees: Storm Fells 4-Century-Old Baltimore Tree. — Baltimore Brew

October 22

Parks: Roland Park-Based Artist Stages Stilt-A-Thon. — Baltimore Sun

October 15

Parks: Druid Hill Reservoir to Be Taken Off City Water System. — Baltimore Sun

October 5

Parks: CLF Launches Aquaponics Project at Cylburn — Center For a Livable Future

Recreation: Volunteers Get a Kick Out of Helping Kids Learn Soccer — Baltimore Sun

September 24

Playgrounds: Harwood Playground to be Rebuilt After Fire — Baltimore Sun

September 19

Parks: Best Big Park: Druid Hill. Baltimore Sun

Recreation: Best Urban Fishing: First Thursdays in Patterson Park. Baltimore Sun

Recreation: Best Recreational Sport: Disc Golf. Baltimore Sun

September 18

Parks: Patterson Park Residents Rally Against Parking Spaces — Baltimore Sun

September 11

Parks: Druid Hill Farmers Market: An Oasis in Baltimore City — Baltimore Sun

September 10

Parks: Scene in the City: Stilt Walkers at Cylburn — Baltimore Brew

August 12

Rec Centers: Barclay Recreation Center to Become Community Hub — Baltimore Sun

August 6

Recreation: Zumbatomic Helps Kids at Madison Square Rec Center Stay in Shape — WMAR-ABC2

August 1

Rec Centers: Four City Rec Centers Prepare to Close — Baltimore Sun

July 8

Recreation: Tank Davis: Off the Streets and Into the Ring — WBFF Fox45

June 19

Parks: Baltimore Ranks No. 15 With Plentiful Parks — Bmore Media

May 24

Recreation and Parks: Ride Around the Reservoirs —On Parks Dept. Bikes —Baltimore Brew

May 9

Rec Centers: Park Heights Handed to Non-Profit Group — Baltimore Sun

May 8

Recreation: BCRP Announces “Laps Around the Lake” Biking Activity  NorthBaltimorePatch.com

May 6

Wellness: Tennis Play Day Rocks the Courts at Patterson Park — USTA Maryland

May 2

Rec Centers: Rec Centers as the Centerpiece of Obesity Effort — Baltimore Brew

Politics: Inside City Hall: Yea to Dog Park, Nay to Rec Center — Baltimore Brew

May 1

Rec Centers: Four City Rec Centers to Close at End of Summer — Baltimore Sun

Rec Centers: City to Close 4 Rec Centers in August, Others May Shut — Baltimore Brew

Nature: Walk This Way: The Making of the Jones Falls Trail — bmore

April 27

Aquatics: Money Found, City Pools Will Stay Open — Baltimore Sun

April 23

Politics: Rec & Parks Board to Mayor: Enough Is Enough! — Baltimore City Paper

April 19

Parks: Agreement Grants Mt. Vernon Place Conservancy Authority to Begin Comprehensive Restoration — CityBiz Real Estate

Wellness: Turning Baltimore’s Vacant Lots Into Garden Plots — Baltimore Brew

March 27

Aquatics:Seven City Pools Could Close This Summer — Baltimore Sun

March 26

Parks: Tony Hawk Foundation Gives $25,000 for Baltimore Skate Park — Baltimore Sun

March 22

Parks: Campaign to Improve Baltimore City Ballfields — WMAR-TV

March 21

Rec Centers: Mayor Proposes Rec Center Closings and Transfers in 2013 Budget  Baltimore Brew

February 25

Special Facilities: “Figure Skating In the City” program at MiMi DiPietro Ice Rink – WJZ TV

February 21

Parks: Goddesses and Friends Watch Over Wyman Park Dell — Baltimore Sun

February 5

Parks: Sunday Gardeners Are All About Herbs – WBAL TV

Jan. 31

Parks: A plan for the future of trails — Bike Baltimore

Jan. 28

Parks: City bikers look for more recreation, commuting options – Baltimore Sun

Jan. 25

Rec Centers: New round of bids for city rec centers get few takers – Baltimore Brew

Rec Centers: Five groups vie to run city rec centers – Baltimore Sun

Jan. 20

Seniors: Calling for writers - young and old – Baltimore Sun


Nature: At Carrie Murray Nature Center, talented bird ‘caws’ at Ravens games — WBAL-Channel 11

Jan. 18

Some youth centers are ‘horrible’ — BaltimoreBrew.com


Dec. 22

Rec Centers: Baltimore City awards four rec centers to private groups — Baltimore Sun

Rec Centers: City Council president vents concerns about mayor's plan. — BaltimoreBrew.com

Dec. 20

Rec Centers: Chief of Recreation Bill Tyler discusses the plan behind privatization on "Maryland Morning." — WYPR-FM 88.1

Dec. 16

Sports: At Upton, Baltimore's young boxers punch their way to victory. — BaltimoreBrew.com

Dec. 15

Events: Baltimore's own "Jingle Bells" adorns Rawlings Conservatory poinsettia show. — WJZ-Channel 13

Dec. 4

Trails: City is building bike trail to connect Penn Station to Inner Harbor. — Baltimore Sun