County Celebrates Upgrades to Renaissance Park in Essex

photo courtesy of Baltimore County-

Elected officials, community members, members of Rec and Parks and representatives of Our Lady of Mount Carmel athletics were in Essex on Monday for a ribon cutting to celebrate Baltimore County’s upgrades to Essex Field at Renaissance Park.

This project is funded by Baltimore County, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

“Athletic fields like the new Essex Field at Renaissance Park provides residents of all ages the opportunity to stay active, have fun, and build new connections with their neighbors,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.

“We continue to be fully committed to the revitalization of Essex and grateful to our partners in this exciting project for their investment in the youth and families of Eastern Baltimore County.”

A new synthetic turf field, an energy efficient LED field lighting system, permanent seating stands, and a scoreboard were some of the features added to the park located at 99 Stemmers Run Road in Essex.

According to Baltimore County, the facility will provide students with the nearby Our Lady of Mount Carmel School shared access by way of a new path to the field for various interscholastic sports activities.

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.