Culture & Recreation

Where is my closest recreation center?

There are 38 recreation centers for your enjoyment and leisure activities throughout Baltimore. Each center offers a wide array of programs for children and adults. Some of the programs include relay games, movie days, cooking classes, talent shows, theatre productions, arts and crafts and gym activities. Some of the gym activities include, but are not limited to basketball, volleyball, soccer and weight training.

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Recreation and Parks
When does summer camp start?

Camp Baltimore starts Monday, June 23.

CAMP BALTIMORE offers a variety of camp experiences for children ages 5-13. Camp Variety Therapeutic Camp reaches youth ages 5-21. Campers are engaged in arts and crafts, environmental projects, fitness, swimming, trips and more! Camps participate in the summer meals program which offers free meals to each participant. Before and after care are available at participating sites.

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Recreation and Parks
Where is my closest park? What amenities are in that park?

Baltimore City is proud to feature approximately 6,000 acres of parkland and public space. Within our city borders there are over 300,000 street trees and a large inventory of park trees. In one of the larger parks, you may find yourself in the middle of a beautiful country estate.

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Recreation and Parks
Can I pay/register online for park programs?

Unfortunately, we do not offer online registration. To register for recreation center sponsored activities please visit your local recreation center. To pay for permits, park pavilions or ball fields visit BCRP Headquarters in Druid Hill Park.

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Recreation and Parks
How do I rent a facility or park pavilion?

BCRP's special facilities provide a beautiful location for your wedding, party or corporate event. Please contact the location where you would like to host your event for more information.

Our parks are some of the finest in the nation and offer a host of amenities at a reasonable cost. To rent a park pavilion, please call 410-396-7070. To rent a ball field please call 410-545-7409.

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Recreation and Parks
How do I get a park permit?

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks issues three types of Park Use Permits for events.

  1. Special Events: Public or private events with more than 250 people or amplified sound.
  2. Inner Harbor Event: For all events to be held at Inner Harbor venues.
  3. Private Events: Not open to the public with attendance of less than 250 people.

**Please use the proper application that corresponds to your event type.

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Recreation and Parks
What programs or events are happening at Recreation and Parks?

There is something for everyone at Baltimore City Recreation and Parks! Visit the BCRP Events page to see a calendar of events.

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Recreation and Parks