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The Retriever Activities Center, popularly known as the RAC Arena at the University Of Maryland was once known as the 'UMBC Fieldhouse'. This arena is a popular hub at the campus for hosting sports-related activities the year round. Playing host to numerous sporting matches and competitions, this space is also used for various concerts, convocation ceremonies and many other events. On volleyball and basketball matches, the place comes alive with the cheers of enthusiastic fans. With a capacity of 4,000 and more, RAC Arena makes a good venue for large-scale events.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) houses the UMBC Fieldhouse in the RAC Arena of the campus. This place has hosted many athletic events as well as concerts by famous artists like Staind, Good Charlotte to name a few. There is also a gymnasium, locker room and other basic facilities available at the venue. The university field house is also used for many intercollegiate events and other social functions.
Playing to a par of 71 and sharing a modern practice facility with The Woodlands, Diamond Ridge has been an extremely popular golf course for the last 30 years. The pristine fairways offer guests distinct and challenging nines. Amenities include a certified Ping custom club-fitting station, two large practice putting greens along with a chipping area and practice bunkers, and more.
This 117 acre (47 hectare) park is located on the Southwest area of Baltimore. The park is home to various sporting fields, nine hole golf course, playground, outdoor skating facility, basketball courts, hiking trails and much more. Aside from all of the facilities this park is also known for hosting the German festival once a year.
The closest "classic five" golf course to downtown Baltimore, Carroll Park is a great place for visitors and locals alike to play a relaxing round. The nine hole course is popular with business men, companies putting on seminars, beginners and seasoned golf pros. Golf club rentals are available in the pro shop.
This community center is the heart of Baltimore's Jewish community, offering an array of programs and recreational activities for people of all ages. For decades, the center has been providing space for classes for everything from ceramics to Yiddish literature. The center also features a gallery, where art depicting Jewish life takes center stage (some of the artwork is on loan from Israel). JCC also offers baby-sitting services and parenting courses.
Baltimore's first municipal park, Druid Hill Park, spans across 745 acres (300 hectares) and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. The famed park is apt for evening strolls, picnics, ball games, riding, or simply lazing under the shady trees. Fringed by Jones Falls Expressway, the verdant park has plenty of water features like springs and lakes. Moreover, it is home to the Conservatory and Palm House.
This 173-acre (70 hectares) woodland park in the heart of Baltimore offers nature lovers a respite from the noise and congestion of the city. Formerly an estate, the home and grounds are open to visitors today and include a horticultural reference library, a bird and nature museum and a gift shop. The grounds include formal and woodland gardens and trails. Throughout the year, symposiums, workshops and exhibits on a variety of horticultural-related subjects are held.
Entrusted to the Pallottine Priests and Brothers by the Archbishop of Baltimore in 1917, the St. Jude Shrine is the center of St. Jude Devotions in the United States. St. Jude Thaddeus has been dubbed "The Forgotten Saint" due to the actions of Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus. Unlike Judas Iscariot, St. Jude Thaddeus died a martyr and his remains are in the great basilica of St. Peter in Rome. He is considered the patron saint for those in dire need. After an increase of St. Jude Devotions following WWII, the Pallottines established regular novena services to honor the saint. Call the shrine for timings. The popularity of the shrine has skyrocketed, attracting both local and nationwide parishioners.
Following the Gwnns Falls stream, this 15 mile urban nature path provides a beautiful and scenic retreat in the city of Baltimore. Popular among hikers and cyclists, the trail runs through one of the largest wilderness parks in the United States and makes its way through 30 various neighborhoods. Perfect for a leisurely stroll or afternoon picnic, Gwynns Falls Trail will having you enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
The Camden Yards Sports Complex, which is managed by the Maryland Stadium Authority, is an enormous complex encompassing the Oriole Park, The M&T Bank Stadium and The Sports Legends. Located just a few blocks away from the Lexington Market and Charles Center, the complex boats of 85 acres of land space which is extensively used for various outdoor sporting events and includes a large parking lot too. The famous Baltimore Marathon, the AST Dew Tour and the American Heritage Festival which are held in the complex draw in crowds from all over the world.
This center had humble beginnings as the Model Cities Art Program. It was renamed in 1984 when James Hubert "Eubie" Blake, the famous ragtime pianist, left his archives to the city. Today, through photos and memorabilia, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Baltimore's jazz legends—including Blake, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday. In addition to the exhibit space, the center also arranges live jazz performances throughout the city and organizes lessons for students.