Mayor Scott, Rec & Parks Announce Construction Plans for a Brand-New, ARPA-Funded Coldstream Aquatic Center

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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

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Is Part of the Broader BCRP Rec Rollout Initiative

Dirt with shovels sticking up in it with white hard hats on top of the shovel handles.  Banner in background announcing Coldstream Aquatic Center coming soon.

BALTIMORE, MD (Thursday, June 20, 2024) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP), and City and State officials announced plans to construct a brand-new Coldstream Aquatic Center at a groundbreaking ceremony in Northwest Baltimore. The ARPA-funded project is part of the City's Rec Rollout initiative and broader effort to replace aging pool infrastructure with brand-new, state-of-the-art aquatics facilities.

BCRP has teamed with CannonDesign to equitably invest in upgrading City pools to ensure that all residents have access to modern, world-class pools. Coldstream’s brand-new swim facility will feature a lap pool, zero-entry wading pool, beach entrance, pool house, aquatics office, mechanical room, and restrooms.

“Having been closed for a number of years, this brand-new Coldstream pool facility will be a perfect example of why our facilities needed upgrades and repair so badly,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “This facility not only didn’t have restrooms available, but actually had a chain-link fence positioned in the middle of the pool separating the deep end from the shallow end. That, and much more, will change with this rebuild. Our administration is on a mission to deliver the world-class facilities that every neighborhood in Baltimore deserve – and this project puts us one step closer to achieve that goal.”

This ARPA-funded project is an investment of $7.5 million. The new Coldstream Aquatic Center is expected to open in 2025 and is the third of six neighborhood pools slated for a comprehensive makeover in the coming months and years.

“We recognize the importance of investing in our swimming pools, so we’re addressing our aging pool infrastructure across the city. I’m excited about our strategy to transform our inventory by installing state-of-the-art swimming pools for our residents,” said BCRP Executive Director Reginald Moore. “This project is part of our continued effort to improve our pools and to provide top-flight facilities for Baltimoreans to enjoy right in their neighborhoods. We’re grateful to Mayor Scott Under for his support as we continue to advance our Rec Rollout through upgrading our many recreational spaces.”

BCRP’s Rec Rollout includes a series of playground ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking celebrations announcing recreation center and pool projects. 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 https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/recreation, 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/.

About the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs 
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided $641 million to the City of Baltimore in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts. Mayor Brandon M. Scott has established the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs to transparently and effectively administer this funding on behalf of the City. For additional information, visit the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs website at arp.baltimorecity.gov. 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and others at the groundbreaking, holding shovels

Mayor Brandon M. Scott at location in hardhat and high visibility vest

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