Aligned with NRPA’s 2019 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Catherine Street Park / ABC Park was selected as NRPA’s  9th Parks Build Community initiative. Catherine Street / ABC Park, located in the heart of Charm City, was completely rebuilt in 2019. NRPA along with Baltimore City of Parks and Recreation worked with various top-rated companies that donated services and equipment to the Parks Build Community project. 



The grand opening of Catherine Street / ABC Park (501 Catherine Street, Baltimore, MD, 21223), was held Sunday, September 22, at 2:00 PM.

Catherine Street / ABC Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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NRPA’s Parks Build Community is a national program demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities throughout our country. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and nonprofit partners, as well as the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.

Companies stepping up for the project to date are:

Parks Build Community Sponsors: 2019

If you have questions about this project, contact Gina Cohen, Vice President of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer – NRPA: 703-858-2184 or