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The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, in collaboration with our government, business, and community partners, creates a clean, green, safe, sustainable and thriving urban waterfront for all to enjoy.

We’re a non-profit organization known for getting things done around the Waterfront. We oversee the Waterfront Management Authority (WMA), a business improvement district dedicated to improved maintenance, beautification, and visitor services for Baltimore’s signature asset—the Waterfront.

Our Clean, Green, Hospitality, and Safety teams work tirelessly to provide a friendly face, a welcoming hand, and a watchful eye. We ensure the Promenade is clean and shiny, and that the landscape is always lush and colorful.

We oversee the Waterfront parks, which provide places for family fun and activity, special events, and relaxation. We also manage free and low-cost attractions such as the Inner Harbor Ice Rink, Walter Sondheim Fountain, and award-winning Pierce’s Park.

In 2010, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore launched the Healthy Harbor Initiative with the goal of making Baltimore waterways safe for recreation. Since then, substantial progress has been made including the planting of dozens of rain gardens to capture polluted runoff, the installation of the world-famous Mr. Trash Wheel to skim tons of trash from our water, and the growing of over 5 million oysters in Baltimore waterways. These and other actions are tracked in the Harbor Heartbeat, our annual restoration report card, which shows that Baltimore Harbor is now safe for recreation a majority of the time.

Whether you live, work, or play at the Waterfront every day or are just visiting, know that our dedicated team behind the scenes is working hard to ensure your experience at Baltimore’s Waterfront is exceptional.