Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at new Middle River playground

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The Middle River area officially has a new playground. On Saturday morning, officials cut the ribbon at a new playground at the Bengies Community Center. Baltimore County plans to build or replace 25 playgrounds each year. On hand for the ribbon-cutting were Councilman David Marks, Delegate Ryan Nawrocki, Baltimore County Parks & Rec. director Bob Smith, and members […]

Baltimore County announces plans for new BCPL branch, rec center at 90,000 square-foot shared site

RANDALLSTOWN, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced that the County plans to acquire a 90,000 square-foot property for a shared 21st-century facility that will house a new, expanded Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and a brand-new Department of Recreation and Parks center. The new building will be able to house multiple services under one roof, which will increase […]

Aero Acres community cuts ribbon on new tot lot

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The Aero Acres Community Association cut the ribbon on its new tot lot over the weekend. Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Director Bob Smith, Senator Johnny Ray Salling, Delegate Ric Metzgar, Councilman David Marks, and other officials were on-hand Saturday to celebrate the new park. “Congratulations to the Aero Acres community on the dedication of its new tot […]

Baltimore County announces plans to reimagine Veterans Park in Dundalk

DUNDALK, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks this week announced plans to begin a community-driven effort to re-envision Veterans Park. Located in the heart of the Historic Dundalk Town Center commercial area, Veterans Park maintains several monuments dedicated to servicemembers and is located directly adjacent to key community assets, including the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum and […]

Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks announces efforts to modernize delivery of programs, streamline services

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks this week announced new innovative efforts to modernize delivery of programs, advance equity, and streamline services in order to promote transparency and ensure efficient and equitable opportunities for all residents in Baltimore County. “Baltimore County offers excellent parks, modern facilities and interactive recreational activities, and ensuring community members have streamlined – […]

Baltimore County officials celebrate groundbreaking for Hazelwood Skatepark in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Department of Recreation and Parks officials on Thursday joined state and local elected officials and skateboard enthusiasts to break ground for Hazelwood Skate Park in the Rosedale community. This will be the Baltimore County’s second public skate bowl facility in nearly fifty years. “Recreational activities and community spaces that keep residents of all […]

Baltimore County releases Oregon Ridge Master Plan, announces immediate trail improvements

COCKEYSVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks on Tuesday released the final Oregon Ridge Master Plan (ORMP), a long-term aspirational roadmap that outlines a community-driven vision to direct investment of existing and future resources at Oregon Ridge Park (ORP) in Northern Baltimore County. Encompassing over 1,000 acres in the Cockeysville area, ORP offers an array of amenities, including […]

Officials to break ground on Hazelwood Skate Park this month

OVERLEA, MD—Local officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Baltimore County’s newest skate park later this month. Ground will officially be broken on Hazelwood Skate Park at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Special guests will include County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Councilman Mike Ertel, and Bob Smith, director of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks. The new skate park will […]