Twenty-six recreation centers are open in a limited capacity.

The city is reopening many of its recreation centers and programs, including the new Cahill Fitness and Wellness Center, located in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, which will open on April 10. In this new phase, Phase 1, program participants must register in advance. Due to COVID-19 regulations, slots are limited, masks will be required, and participants will be screened by staff when they enter. 

Mayor Brandon Scott said, "Our rec centers have been serving as sites that have been giving out food throughout the pandemic. They know how to safely operate and interact with our community. Now, they’re able to do it in a much deeper way."

He went on to say, "Anyone who grew up in Baltimore knows how important recreational centers are to our communities. I am excited that Baltimore City residents will soon be able to return to recreation spaces for in-person activities. I am especially excited about the opening of the new Cahill Fitness and Wellness Center, a state of the art facility that will offer safe, modern recreation opportunities to Baltimore residents." 

Additionally, according to the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, "Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is excited to join Baltimore City Schools in announcing the return of spring athletic permits and programs. Athletic permit play will begin April 5, 2021, and will be accepted for both youth and adult leagues. The permit office will reach out to coordinate with eligible leagues. Public requests may be made online on or after March 24, 2021.

To sign up for programs and rec center time, click here:

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