Patterson Park: Baltimore’s Best Backyard!
Utz Stadium/Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center
In 1970, a new football field was built in Patterson Park and dedicated as Utz Field after Utz Twardowicz, Director of the Highlandtown Red Shield Boys Club from 1948 to 1969.
The stadium was renovated in 1999 with a $100,000 grant from the National Football League. Utz Twardowicz Stadium is located just south of the Skating Rink near Linwood Ave. Because of the stadium lighting and seating, it’s a well-used venue for soccer, lacrosse and football tournaments.
Patterson Park Youth Sports & Education Center
The Patterson Park Youth Sports and Education Center includes a new, multi-purpose, turf field located on Utz Field and includes an educational building that houses classrooms for activities and programming year-round. Programming includes academic support, physical education and activity, nutrition education, provision of healthy snacks, and anti-gang and drug prevention workshops.