Mayor Scott, BCRP Join Riverside Community to Cut Ribbon on Long-Awaited Upgrades at Riverside Park

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Brandon M. Scott
Mayor,
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

City-State Project Is an Investment of More Than $2.3 million in the South Baltimore Green Space

Mayor Brandon M. Scott at podium delivering remarks

BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, June 18, 2024) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP), city and state leaders, and community partners gathered to unveil renovations Riverside Park in South Baltimore. As part of the broader Rec Rollout effort, the completed renovations are only Phase I of the project.

Riverside Park now features a renovated outdoor basketball court; stand-alone pickleball court; an irrigated, regulation-sized softball diamond; and multipurpose fields. Additionally, the athletic fields now have ADA accessible walkways and terraced bleacher seating.

“Today, we celebrated a long-awaited day as we cut the ribbon on a number of upgrades to Riverside Park,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “My administration has made upgrading and improving our Rec & Parks facilities across the city an absolute top priority, and I’m proud that we were able to carry this project over the finish line, especially to ensure that this park is now more accessible to the entire community. This project would not have been possible without the hard work and advocacy of our team in Annapolis and the funding and support we received from the state. I want to extend my deep thanks and appreciation to the entire District 46 team, including Senate President Ferguson, Delegates Clippinger, Lewis, and Edelson, and former delegate Comptroller Brooke Lierman, for their tireless effort to make this project a reality.”

This project, funded through City bonds and the State’s Program Open Space, represents an investment of more than $2.3 million. Phase II calls for renovating Riverside Park’s fieldhouse with improvements that include an updated meeting room and additional storage. The work is expected to be completed by Fall 2024.

“Rec & Parks is committed to improving the health and wellness of our residents. Our mission drives us to ensure that we’re providing our residents with high-quality, state-of-the-art spaces and services that benefit their overall well-being. This project is a shining example of what we’re striving to do all across our city,” said Director Reginald Moore, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks. “We’re excited to unveil this project because it reaffirms the progress that the Rec & Parks team is making in carrying out the mayor’s vision for a better Baltimore.”

BCRP’s Rec Rollout includes ribbon cuttings and a series of groundbreaking celebrations announcing upcoming recreational projects. The City is slated to announce upgrades at Coldstream Aquatic Center later this week. The City is slated to continue announcing upgrades for several recreation spaces throughout 2024.

For event registration, and to stay up-to-date with these events and more, visit bcrp.baltimorecity.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Recnparks.

About Baltimore City Recreation & Parks
Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) is Baltimore's leading provider of affordable, year-round recreational activities. BCRP builds a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through conservation, well-being and social equity. BCRP manages and maintains 263 parks, 51 recreation centers, 25 miles of biking and hiking trails, and approximately 4,700 acres of parkland. To learn more about our programs and services, visit http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and others cutting ribbon

Riverside basketball court with individual making shot

People at event

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