Posted on: April 23, 2021
By: Haley Chitty

We began working in Bocek Park during a green space restoration project in 2018 and have been connected to the area and people since. Three years later, it is gratifying to see this recreational center come to life.

The top photo was taken in 2018 and the bottom picture is from 2021. The dilapidated building spray painted with the message, “No Shoot Zone,” became a meeting point for the community celebrating dozens of events, which were hosted by local activists, Rocky Brown and his sister, Maxine Lynch.

Today, Rocky and Maxine, celebrated the ribbon cutting of Bocek Park’s new Recreation Center alongside Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore Recreation and Parks, and key stakeholders in the east Baltimore community.

The new field house marks improvements to Bocek Park, which offers renovated meeting and celebration spaces, new lighting, and eventually a digital lounge.

There are many like-minded partners and people who continue to invest in Bocek, including: