Lt. Governor Rutherford, Mayor Scott and others join Waterfront Partnership to kick off opening weekend celebration
A weekend-long celebration will mark the official opening of Rash Field Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with an invite-only ribbon cutting on November 5 followed by activities for the general public November 6-7.
On Friday, Waterfront Partnership will be joined by Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP), city officials, community and project partners, and area youth for an invite-only ribbon cutting to officially open the park and celebrate the completion of phase one while recognizing the vital funding and partnerships from the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore and private donors that made the project possible. Since 2015, Waterfront Partnership has worked with the surrounding communities, partners and city agencies to create a park for the families of Baltimore.
On Saturday and Sunday, Waterfront Partnership, BCRP and local pro-skaters will welcome residents and families to the park with special activities for all ages. Visitors can experience everything that phase one has to offer including two playgrounds – an adventure park and nature park, Jake’s Skate Park, a shade lawn and a pavilion with green roof overlook. The Park serves as a space for families from across Baltimore and visitors to explore, relax and experience fun, education and wonder.
Mahan Rykiel Associates serves as the Park’s designer, Whiting-Turner as general contractor and construction manager, and global design and architecture firm Gensler designed the BGE Pavilion.
Ribbon Cutting (invite-only): Friday, November 5, 2021
Opening remarks begin at approx. 10:00 a.m.
Public Events: Saturday, November 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Skate Party with Local Pros by Skatepark of Baltimore
12:00 p.m.: BCRP presents Zumba!
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Invertebrate Meet-n-Greet in the Garden by Waterfront Partnership
Public Events: Sunday, November 7, 2021:
9:00 a.m.: Sunrise Yoga with BCRP
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Bike the Harbor with BCRP Outdoor Recreation Division
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Garden Discovery with BCRP’s Carrie Murray Nature Center
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Demo and Meet-n-Greet with pro-skater Joey Jett
*For a full list of activities with descriptions, visit waterfrontpartnership.org/rash-field.
Rash Field Park
300 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
- Remarks made by Lt. Governor Rutherford, Mayor Scott and others
- Official ribbon cutting
- Families and attendees exploring and enjoying the new park for the first time
- Interviews with youth, attendees, elected officials and representatives from Waterfront Partnership
- Photos and video of the park activated on Saturday and Sunday with pro-skaters in Jake’s Skate Park, exercising on the shade lawn, kids in the nature park and adventure park, etc.
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACTS:
Alex Silverman, PROFILES, (410) 790-4149
Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES, (410) 382-5496
Waterfront Partnership, in collaboration with our government, business, and community partners, creates a clean, green, safe, sustainable and thriving urban waterfront for all to enjoy. We’re lean, nimble and effective; the only organization that wakes up every day, rolls its sleeves up and gets to work on new ways we can make Baltimore’s Waterfront even more active, attractive and appealing. We’re the hosts who greet visitors, the creators of programs and promotions and managers of our beautiful parks. We encourage investment in Baltimore’s most celebrated asset so it can continue to grow, to serve as a place of pride and the place where Baltimoreans come together to recreate and to celebrate. For more information, visit waterfrontpartnership.org.
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