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Mosby: City Won't Privatize Roosevelt Rec

The Hampden recreation center will continue to be operated by Baltimore City.

Mosby: City Won't Privatize Roosevelt Rec

Operations of the Roosevelt Recreation Center are no longer being considered for privatization, Councilman Nick Mosby said on Tuesday.

Mosby said the center would not be part of a second request for proposal put out by the city looking for private partners to help operate many of its recreation centers. A request for proposal is a process governments go through when soliciting private vednors.

The Baltimore Brew originally reported last week that the center was no longer going to be considered for privatization. Patch could not independently confirm that report and numerous calls to the city’s Purchasing Department were not returned.

Originally, and to the dismay of Hampden residents, the recreation center was included in the city’s initial request for proposal seeking private organizations to run many of its recreation centers.

Initially, the childcare company Little Dimples II responded to the city’s request for proposal with interest in running the recreation center. That bid is no longer being considered by the city.  

During the city's initial request for the proposal seeking privarte operators for the rec centers, there were few bidders. During a Baltimore City Council hearing in November, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced it would be going through a looking for partners to operate its recreation centers.

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