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Chapter 10: Recreation


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The Baltimore area offers a wide variety of recreation and entertainment activities.




Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound
1900 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
410-448-1721 or 1-866-669-2362
Purpose is to foster human development through wilderness activities and expeditions. Courses teach wilderness skills, help to develop self confidence, leadership and teamwork.


Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-887-3871; TTY:410-887-5319
Comprehensive offering of recreation activities including baseball, softball, soccer, crafts, teen centers and teen drop-ins, roller skating and ceramics. Programs are held in Baltimore County schools and parks.


  • Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services
    410-887-5370; TTY 410-887-5319
    Provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities countywide. Offers programs designed specifically for individuals with disabilities, as well as inclusion into general recreation programs.


Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks - Police Athletic League (PAL) Centers
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 302
Towson, Maryland 21204

Drop in centers for youth ages 8-17 where police officers and youth can interact in a positive manner through constructive activities that aid in character development. Supervised and staffed by Police Department officers, Recreation Coordinators and community volunteers. Free counseling services available to the children. The Bureau of Substance Abuse provides drug prevention services which include tutorial assistance, arts and crafts, community service opportunities and life skills training.


  • Cockeysville
    9835 Greenside Drive
    Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

  • Dundalk
    10 Dunmanway
    Dundalk, Maryland 21222
    410-887-7229 or 410-887-7230

  • Hillendale
    1111 Halstead Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21234

  • Lansdowne
    2301 Alma Road
    Lansdowne, Maryland 21227

  • Mars Estates
    1498 Homberg Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21221

  • Scotts Branch
    3651 Rolling Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21244
    410-887-4710 or 410-922-1823

  • Shady Spring
    8876 Goldenwood Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21237

  • Winfield
    8304 Carlson Lane
    Baltimore, Maryland 21244
    410-887-4707 or 410-887-4701

  • Woodmoor
    7111 Croydon Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21207


Baltimore County Police Department - Police Explorer Program
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286
Introduction to law enforcement for youth ages 14-20. Regular meetings and basic instruction in various phases of law enforcement. Field trips and ride-along programs.


Baltimore County Public Library
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204-5179
410-887-6100; TTY: via Maryland Relay

Your local Baltimore County Public Library branch is a great place to visit. The library makes reading fun and offers programs for children, youth and families including story times, puppet shows, and a summer reading club.


Baltimore County Public Library - Mobile Library Services
North Point Branch
1716 Merritt Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21222-3295
410-887-7586 or 410-887-7255
Four bookmobiles serve Baltimore County residents. Library on the Go  Senior and Library on the Go Junior make community stops and visit special needs schools. Read Rover and Read Rover Plus brings the library to licensed day care providers in Baltimore County. Children enjoy a story time with both stories and an activity.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 250
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Provides positive adult friends to children in need from single parent families.


Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
Provides a variety of programs for all ages

  • Ben and Esther Rosenbloom JCC on the Weinberg Campus

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, Maryland 21117



  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg JCC

5700 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215


Jewish Community Services
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
This agency consolidates four social service agencies to proved a range of services for individuals and children.


  • Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister
    Jewish children and teens in need of mentoring are paired in one-on-one community-based matches with Jewish adult volunteers. Children range in ages from 7 to 17 from single parent families. Eligibility is based on several criteria.


  • JOIN for Teens
    Mitchell David Teen Center
    9621 Reisterstown Road
    Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
    (one block north of Greenspring Valley Road, behind storefronts facing Reisterstown Road)
    This drop-in center for high school students provides recreational, social, educational and preventive programs for Jewish teens. The Center is open on certain weekday evenings and on the weekend. High School students can attend during drop-in hours. The Center offers a computer lab, large screen television room, pool tables, ping-pong, air-hockey, table games, karaoke, musical instruments to jam and a meeting room. In addition, popular regularly scheduled band nights are held. Collaborative project of Jewish Community Center and Jewish Community Services.


Salvation Army for Central Maryland - Boys and Girls Club
Middle River Club
1400 Fuselage Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Sponsors recreational programs for youth ages 6 to 18 in the Middle River (Baltimore County), Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel), and downtown (Baltimore City) areas.


Y of Central Maryland
Provides a variety of programs for all ages such as swimming, aerobic workouts, tennis, racquetball, dance classes, softball, basketball, martial arts and more.

  • Catonsville Family Center
    850 South Rolling Road
    Catonsville, Maryland 21228

  • Parkville Family Center

    8910 Waltham Woods Road
    Parkville, Maryland 21234

  • Perry Hall Family Center

    4375 Ebenezer Road

    Perry Hall, Maryland 21236


  • Towson Family Center
    600 West Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, Maryland 21204

  • Y Aquatic Center at Dundalk
    120 Trading Place
    Dundalk, Maryland 21222

  • Y Aquatic Center at Randallstown
    3505 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, MD 21133



Revised: May 17, 2016