The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is partnering with the City of Baltimore to build a
Youth Development Park in the Curtis Bay area. We want to create a state-of-the-art
multipurpose synthetic surface youth sports facility as a symbol of hope and healthy
choices for children.
While Baybrook Park will serve multiple populations in its surrounding community,
it will perhaps most greatly benefit the students at nearby Ben Franklin High School
at Masonville Cove. Between 2011 and 2015, it moved from one of the city’s lowest
performing high schools to one of Baltimore’s top choice high schools. Community
results fueled by this progress include:
• Students posted approximately 17,000 service learning hours in school year 2013-14.
• Students organized to stop the building a waste incinerator to be built less than a mile from the school.
• 60 families have been prevented from becoming homeless.
• 89% of students indicated they learned a lot at school.
• 95% of parents would recommend the school to others.
However, the students still lack a safe place to practice and play sports, as well as
a gathering spot for large school functions, like graduation. Baybrook Park would
provide a productive environment for these kids to continue to grow and develop.
- Park Location: Baltimore, Maryland