Rash Report: Progress on the Overlook

(April 27, 2021) – The Overlook at Rash Field Park is taking shape! The Overlook will provide unobstructed views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and will be accessible directly from Key Highway with stairs and a winding ramp leading visitors into the park. The Overlook will feature a sloped grassy area and seating, perfect for intimate gatherings, weddings, outdoor classes, and …

$28K Raised for Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park

BALTIMORE (April 26, 2021) – More than 1,000 bids from 160 bidders led to bidding wars on custom skate-board themed items during an online auction organized by Waterfront Partnership in early April in support of Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park. In total, the virtual fundraiser and donations raised $28,535 and included 67 items ranging from skateboard decks donning …

Rash Report: Sidewalks take shape

(March 30, 2021) – Here’s a sneak peak at how you’ll soon enter Rash Field Park from the promenade! Sidewalks are being poured this week, which will also begin to define the play areas within the Park. Some new Park boulders have been placed, and light fixtures get installed next. The Park is quickly transitioning from earthwork and utility installation …

Jake’s Skate Park Fundraiser

To support Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Waterfront Partnership announced today it is hosting a virtual fundraiser and online auction running from April 8 at 9:00 a.m. to April 9 at 9:00 p.m. featuring hand-painted skateboard decks from 50 professional and amateur artists from the Baltimore community including Robert McClintock, Crystal Moll, Baltimore skateboard professional Joey Jett, and others. Read More (Article from BmoreArt) Learn …

Waterfront Partnership to Auction off Custom Skateboard Decks to Raise Funds for Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park

Over 50 hand-painted skateboard decks will be featured in the online auction starting on April 8, Including a signed deck by Baltimore’s own John Waters Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2021) – To support Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Waterfront Partnership announced today it is hosting a virtual fundraiser and online auction running from April …

Waterfront Partnership to Recognize BGE $1M Commitment to Rash Field Park with Naming of Pavilion and Children’s Nature Park Playground

BALTIMORE (December 4, 2020) – Today Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore announced Baltimore Gas & Electric Company’s (BGE) $1M commitment to the construction of Rash Field Park. This announcement comes as Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young signed legislation into law allowing the Waterfront Partnership to name features of the new park, the “BGE Pavilion” and “BGE Nature Park.” “As …

Ready, Set, Play! at Rash Field Park

As Rash Field Park is under construction, we came up with a creative way to bring some color, joy, and excitement to the construction site. We’ve partnered with local community groups to help paint cheerful banners that will line the construction fence on the south end of the Inner Harbor. Thank you to Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School along with …

Mahan Rykiel Associates win award for Rash Field Park design

Mahan Rykiel, Baltimore based landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm, was selected by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to re-imagine Rash Field into a location for community members and tourists interested in play, health & wellness, urban nature, education and arts & culture at Baltimore’s Waterfront. Read More at citybizlist

Rash Field redevelopment, now underway, gets $1 million private boost

(October 12, 2020) – A $1 million gift from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. toward the overhaul of Rash Field has sparked a push to name the modern pavilion now in the works there after the energy company. An ordinance introduced Oct. 5 in the City Council would establish the BGE Pavilion and BGE Nature Park at the Inner Harbor landmark …

Rash Report: Fence Completed, Salvage Continues

(July 30, 2020) – Our construction crews continue to labor through the hot Baltimore summer as we prepare Rash Field for demolition. Whiting-Turner has finished construction of the safety fence, which stretches from the Maryland Science Center to the beach volleyball courts and from Key Highway to the Waterfront Promenade. The Promenade remains open during construction. To access it, please …

Kawasaki Lantern Installed on North Shore of Inner Harbor

(July 8, 2020) – Waterfront Partnership and the Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee have completed the relocation of the Kawasaki Stone Lantern from Rash Field to the north shore of the Inner Harbor. The lantern now sits in a park between the World Trade Center and the National Aquarium. Designed with a mix of local plants and authentic Japanese landscaping, the lantern …

Second Chance Partnership Featured on FOX 45 Morning News

(June 15, 2020) – Earlier today, FOX 45 Morning News visited the Rash Field construction site to hear from Laurie Schwartz, our President and CEO, and to learn about our plans for the park. The team also interviewed Mark Foster, Founder and President of Second Chance, to hear about our commitment to the environment and workforce development by salvaging cobblestones, …

Rash Report: Preparing for Demolition

(June 4, 2020) – Our construction crews have been hard at work this week preparing to connect temporary electric service to the Inner Harbor and to begin demolition. Teams from Hirsch Electric and Ruppert Landscape are building a new concrete pad for a new transformer, so that the existing transformer can be removed. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service deconstructed the …

Waterfront Partnership partners with Second Chance to reduce waste, create jobs

(May 27, 2020) – Earlier this morning, Waterfront Partnership and Whiting-Turner welcomed Second Chance to the Rash Field construction site. Second Chance, a Baltimore city nonprofit social enterprise, salvages building materials to resell in its Russell Street warehouse. It uses the proceeds from those sales to create jobs for local residents with barriers to employment. Second Chance salvaged cobblestones, bathroom …

5/19: Rash Report – Construction Begins

It was a busy week at Rash Field, as Whiting-Turner and its subcontractors completed their first week of construction. Last week, construction crews began building a new electrical transformer pad that will supply the Inner Harbor with power throughout construction. Residents and visitors will also notice a big change to the site – a construction fence that extends from the …

BBJ: Rash Field’s $17 million revamp is underway, pandemic or not

Rash Field Park construction was featured in the Baltimore Business Journal on May 11, 2020. The multimillion-dollar overhaul of one of Baltimore’s most public-facing waterfront parks is forging ahead, aiming to make better use of the land with amenities catering to families and Baltimoreans. “Nothing has been scaled back,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, which is overseeing the …

Governor Hogan Pledges $500,000 for Rash Field Park

Governor Larry Hogan today committed $500,000 in Fiscal Year 2021 towards the construction of Rash Field Park as part of his FY 21 State Capital Budget. We are grateful to Governor Hogan and the State of Maryland for investing in Rash Field Park. To date, the State has invested $4.7 million towards Phase I and Phase II of park construction, …