BALTIMORE — Starting Labor Day Weekend, all 43 recreation centers in Baltimore City will be open and full of activities for the community.
Right now, only eight such centers are open across the city on Saturdays.
Baltimore City Council announced $2.6 million to go towards staffing and creating programs that will engage young people on the weekends.
Reginald Moore, Director of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, said the focus will be on what young people are interested in today and not just activities centered around sports.
“Their interest in music, so maybe offering a DJ program or a DJ workshop,” Moore said. “The new hip idea right now is the silent disco parties. Looking at ways that we can be innovative and creative to make sure that we engage the youth and teens of Baltimore.”
The recreation centers will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and they are free and open to people of all ages.