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, …

Waterfront Partnership Breaks Ground on Rash Field Park

(BALTIMORE) – Waterfront Partnership, joined by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, officials from the City of Baltimore, Maryland State Delegates from the 46th district, community and project partners, and students from Francis Scott Key Elementary School, held a ceremonial groundbreaking today on Phase I of the future Rash Field Park. The new world-class urban waterfront park will replace the underutilized …

Rash Field Park Project Wins Community Legacy Award

We’re excited to be a recipient of a Community Legacy award from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development! This award helps us realize the dream to build Rash Field Park, a 7 1/2 acre public park along the south shore of the Inner Harbor. Considered one of the state’s most flexible revitalization programs, Community Legacy awarded $6 million …

Rash Field Park Clears Key Hurdle

It’s Official: Rash Field Park clears key hurdle for January groundbreaking This morning, the City approved an innovative public-private partnership, handing us the keys to build Rash Field Park.  Waterfront Partnership, with city, state and private money, will lead construction and we’ve hired Whiting-Turner to be our construction manager and general contractor.  The completed park will feature a nature park, …

Exciting News for Rash Field

We’re excited to share some exciting news! Last week, the Maryland General Assembly approved $1 million in bond bill funding to support Rash Field Park. Thanks to the leadership of the 46th District Delegation – Senator Bill Ferguson, Delegates Brooke Lierman, Luke Clippinger and Robbyn Lewis – and Delegate Maggie McIntosh for making this possible. This funding combined with commitments …

We’re Bringing Rash Field to Life

Our vision for Rash Field Park is moving ever closer to reality. Last Thursday, our team presented our plans for a safe, central park for all of Baltimore to the city’s architectural advisory panel. This meeting marks another important milestone in the life of the project. We are excited to announce that by next fall, we will break ground on …