Culture & Recreation Services

Baltimore Sister Cities Inc.

4701 East Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210

Supports, develops and creates arts, cultural, business and educational exchanges from Baltimore with sister cities in China, Egypt, Greece, Japan and the Netherlands. A volunteer-run non-profit organization, serving the mission of Sister Cities International for the City of Baltimore.

BCRP Recreation Centers


BCRP manages 40 recreation centers and eight after-school centers throughout Baltimore for your enjoyment and leisure activities. Each center offers a wide array of programs for children and adults. To find your local center, please visit the main website listed to the left.

Carrie Murray Nature Center

1901 Ridgetop Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
P: 410-396-0808
Website: Carrie Murray Nature Center

Six weeks of educational fun focusing on environmental conservation, arts and crafts, and multicultural studies.

Carroll Park Skateboarding & Bike Facility

800 Bayard St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
P: 410-396-7019
Website: Carrol Park Skateboarding & Bike Facility

Test your skills at the Skateboard Park behind the Carroll Park Recreation Center on Bayard Street. Participants must use helmet, kneepads and elbow pads. The facility is open year-round, dawn to dusk, and admission is free.

City Farms

4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
P: 410-396-4850
Website: City Farms

Baltimore City Farms is a Recreation and Parks program offering garden plots for rent to City residents. Here they grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
P: 410-276-1651
Website: Creative Alliance

Provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place. For more information and a calendar of events, visit the website.

Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Family Skating Center

200 S. Linwood Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
P: 410-396-9392
Website: Dominic :Mimi" DiPietro Family Skating Rink

Offers public and private ice skating.

Friends of Patterson Park

27 S .Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
P: 410-276-3676
Website: Friends of Patterson Park

Free youth and family programming (soccer, tennis, zumba, etc.)

Gwynns Falls Trail

1920 Eagle Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21207
P: 410-396-0440
Website: Gwynns Falls Trail

Urban hiking and biking Trail providing access to a scenic and historic greenway stream valley in Baltimore City.

Jones Falls Trail

Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217
P: 410-396-7900
Website: Jones Falls Trail

Take a journey through the second phase of the Trail that winds 2.75 miles through historic Druid Hill Park and wraps around the 1.5-mile reservoir loop adjacent to the three fitness stations. Pass the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo etc.

Maryland Science Center

601 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
P: 410-685-2370
Website: Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center, located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, opened to the public in 1976. It includes three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, and an observatory.

Maryland Zoo

1876 Mansion Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
P: 410-396-7102
Website: Maryland Zoo

An establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public.

Rawlings Conservatory

3100 Swan Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
P: 410-396-0008
Website: Rawlings Conservatory

The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore is a historic conservatory and botanical garden located in Druid Hill Park.

Walters Art Museum

600 N Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
P: 410-547-9000
Website: Walters Art Museum

Internationally renowned collection art open and free to the public. The collection presents an array of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe. See the website for hours of operation and exhibition schedules.

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