This afternoon, Baltimore City Rec & Parks held a ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of the new Latrobe Park Field House in Locust Point.
The new 1,665-SF facility, located adjacent to Banner Field, includes two single-story brick pavilions and a performance platform unified under a single rectangular roof with cedar wood detailing. In addition to providing shade, the roof features an oculus in the middle so as to let some light through and serve as the statement piece of the building that the community desired.
The facility houses storage for both park maintenance and community events, restrooms to serve the encompassing park and fields, and provides a space for music performances and events. The building was conceived and designed through a collaboration with BCRP, Locust Point Civic Association, and community members. This summer, LPCA plans to host a concert series utilizing the new facility as both stage and backdrop while making sure performances don’t overlap with other neighboring events.
Subsequent phases of park development include the removal of the walkway perpendicular to the field house so that the area can fully serve as a concert lawn. The lawn currently has three walkways approaching the field house. If approved, the middle walkway will be removed next year.