Good evening,

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks continues to collaborate with, and seek the guidance of, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) regarding COVID-19. It is in the best interest of our residents and staff to suspend all recreation programs, rentals, permitted events and recreation facility services effective Monday, March 16 through March 27, 2020. Baltimore City recreation centers, with the exception of Frederick, Dorothy I. Height, Cahill at Edgewood Elementary, Walter P. Carter at Guilford Elementary and Ft. Worthington, will serve food from 2-7pm. 

During this period of social distancing, we encourage residents to take advantage of our many outdoor recreation amenities. Our parks, trails, athletic courts and playgrounds remain open and available to the public. We ask residents to use outdoor spaces thoughtfully and in accordance with public health guidelines.

Please direct all media inquiries to Whitney Clemmons Brown, Public Relations Officer, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, via this email or by call or text at 443-842-3238.

Please Note:


  • Facilities: All recreation centers, sports facilities, nature centers and pools

o   Recreation programming at all 45 recreation centers

o   BCRP Public Aquatic Centers

o   H.P. Rawlings Conservatory

o   Cylburn Mansion & Vollmer Center

o   Carrie Murray Nature Center

o   Mimi Dipietro Ice Skating Center

o   Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena

o   William J. Myers Pavilion

o   Shake & Bake Family Fun Center

o   Upton Boxing Center

o   Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center

  • Programs: All recreation and athletic programs and games, swim lessons, lap swim, exercise classes, teen, senior and therapeutic programs, and nature programming are canceled.
  • Rentals: All BCRP facility rentals are canceled.
  • Permitted events: All permitted events are canceled.
  • BCRP Special Events: All special events are canceled


  • Food Pick Up Locations at 40 Recreation Center locations. We have partnered with the Family League of Baltimore to provide meals to youth under the age of 18. No identification or proof of residence necessary.
  • Green Spaces: All BCRP parks, trails, playgrounds and outdoor athletic courts are open. Community members are encouraged to use our parks, but not to congregate in groups of 250+ people or more and to follow public health guidance.

Stay connected: 

We will continue to evaluate our approach daily, please stay tuned to #BCRPAlerts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.