Every kid knows the Walter Sondhiem Fountain in West Shore Park. It’s THE place to splash in the city.
Believe it or not, playtime at the fountain just got (cool)er.
Waterfront Partnership (WFB) has teamed up with Playworks Baltimore to bring Imagination Playground equipment and Play Ambassadors to the Fountain this summer. Weekends from 11 AM – 3 PM, kids can play their favorite recess games, splash in the fountain, and build their own playground creations.
“Waterfront Partnership is all about attracting locals to the Harbor,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of WFP. “Building on the attraction of the Walter Sondheim Fountain for families with young children was a natural extension of what we do and we hope these organized play sessions will bring even more families to West Shore Park — and inspire them to stay longer to enjoy the Harbor.”
Schwartz said they’ve seen a a huge increase in the number of families with small children moving to waterfront neighborhoods, and developing programs like Splash and Play are key to keeping families in the city.
“The more we can do serve them the more likely they will be to stay. And the more likely we will be to attract more families to the waterfront,” said Schwartz.
Play sessions started this week and continue through September 20th.
Find out more at www.waterfrontpartnership.org.