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Athletics in the Park

Walking, jogging, bicycling, tennis, basketball, organized and pick-up games of baseball, softball and soccer are some of the athletic pursuits undertaken in Patterson Park.

Patterson Park boasts:

  • Almost three miles of paved paths for running, walking and biking,
  • Ten tennis courts, located along Linwood Avenue between Baltimore Street and Eastern Avenue,
  • 4 full basketball courts, located near the pool;
  • A swimming pool, open to the public between early June and late August;
  • An ice skating rink opens from October through March for hockey, broomball and public ice-skating; and
  • Many multi-use playing fields
Athletics Map

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For information on summer tennis clinics, youth programs, tennis court reservations or special events contact Bob Wall, with the Baltimore City department of Parks and recreation at 410-396-9392.

In season, athletic programs at the pool include group swimming lessons, organized group swims, and early morning lap swimming for adults. Patterson Park also boasts a swim team, the Piranhas, that compete throughout the city. To schedule a group swim or for times and admission fees, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division at 410-396-3838.