BCRP manages 40 recreation centers for your enjoyment and leisure activities. Committed to the community in 1977, Ella Bailey Recreation Center bares the name of a single of West Baltimore’s most active community leaders. On April 15, 1976, James D. Gross Recreation Center was dedicated in memory of Mr. James D. Gross, who had served the community and the recreation center for a quantity of years. Recreation centers are obtainable for use by neighborhood groups and organizations.

The Rec Center is closed on New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Nevertheless, if schools are closed due to snow and blizzard circumstances or rain and flooding situations (making travel unwise), the Chanhassen Rec Center will also close and all programs will be cancelled. In December 1976, Mora Crossman Recreation Center was committed and named in recognition of a leader, teacher and administrator for the Bureau of Recreation in Baltimore.