BALTIMORE — On Thursday, The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation announced that it will be breaking ground on its 100th Youth Development Park at Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill.
These parks have a multi-purpose turf that provides kids with safe places to play and learn. They are now in cities all across the country and each costs in excess of $1M to build.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps raise money; contributes money; works with municipalities and donors; and then builds the parks and gifts them to a local youth-serving organization, like YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. They also make it a point to stay connected to the programs that they run at these parks.
This particular project will be done in partnership with Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.