Aligned with NRPA’s 2019 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Catherine ABC Park was selected as NRPA’s  9th Parks Build Community initiative.  Catherine ABC Park, located in the heart of Charm City, will be completely rebuilt during the first nine-months of 2019. NRPA along with Baltimore City of Parks and Recreation will work with various top-rated companies that donate services and equipment to the Parks Build Community project. 

Parks & Recreation magazine will highlight this initiative through interviews and feature stories, so stay tuned for more information. Read the latest interview with Derwin Hannah, Catherine ABC Park advocate.

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

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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 would like to donate to this project or have questions, contact Gina Cohen, VP of Marketing, Communications and Publications – NRPA: 703-858-2184 or

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