- 1st BUILD
A rendering of the much needed water fountain:
Unable to make our Wine For Water fundraising event?
You can still contribute toward the water fountain by clicking here!
Our Playground at Stadium Place
Is free and open to the general public!
Is open 7 days a week until sunset.
Was community inspired and 100% Volunteer built! (both times!)
Is maintained through a unique partnership between the Y and the Friends of Our Playground
Is located behind the YMCA on the corner of
33rd Street and Ellerslie.
As you might know, Our Playground at Stadium Place was tragically burned in September, 2008. All the parts that were destroyed were rebuilt, by volunteers like you, between May 5th and 10th of 2009.
If you bought a picket or play structure that was destroyed in the fire, we thank you,
and have replaced it.
A company called Leathers and Associates was hired to design the blueprints for construction.
They also provide a clear step-by-step overview of the 'community built' process.
Check the 'Original Build' section soon to learn more about how they came and interviewed neighborhood children to get ideas for the design!
Our Playground won Best of Baltimore 2010!
The following is a quote from The City Paper:
Best Playground: Playground at Stadium Place
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y at Stadium Place, 900 E. 33rd St., stadiumplayground.org This playground on the former Memorial Stadium property captures the city's spirit. The park, a miniature town built of recycled plastic "lumber," was designed with kid input and built by hordes of volunteers in April 2005. There was a boat, a theater, a shopping village, towers, swings and jungle gyms galore, plus a volcano. It was an instant success with families in surrounding neighborhoods, so when vandals burned down the park in September 2008, kids (and parents) who loved this maze of brightly painted wacky structures were devastated. Spirits were not broken, however, and volunteers rebuilt the playground, restoring it in May 2009 more or less to its original layout. It's a testament to the power of collective action and neighborly spirit we don't get enough of in this city. And judging by the typical Saturday afternoon mayhem, the kids still absolutely love it.