NRPA Celebrates Its 2019 Parks Build Community Project

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The newly renovated Catherine Street Park located in Baltimore, Maryland

Ashburn, Va. (Oct. 3, 2019) – (RealEstateRama) – The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP), along with numerous donors, are excited to announce the revitalization of Catherine Street Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Part of NRPA’s Parks Build Community initiative, the newly renovated park was unveiled Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, ahead of the NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore.

“Working with BCRP and our donors, we share the vision that everyone deserves a great park, and we look forward to seeing the impact this project has on the city of Baltimore for years to come,” said Gina Mullins-Cohen, NRPA vice president of marketing, communications and publications. “We especially want to acknowledge the group of dedicated volunteers, led by Derwin Hannah, who work tirelessly to ensure people in the neighborhood, especially children, have a safe place to gather, play and exercise. Their support of this project is a testament to the power of parks in communities nationwide.”

Thanks to the generous support of NRPA’s 2019 Parks Build Community donors, Catherine Street Park includes a play fountain, basketball goals, basketball court surfacing, playground equipment, baseball field bleachers, outdoor fitness equipment, benches, picnic tables and a drinking fountain. NRPA recognizes the following donors for their contributions to the project:

Watch this video to learn more about the 2019 Parks Build Community project.

NRPA’s Parks Build Community is a national initiative aimed at demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across the country. To learn more about the Parks Build Community initiative, visit this page and follow the hashtag #ParksBuildCommunity.

To learn more about NRPA, visit


About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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