Beginning tomorrow, the Orioles will welcome families and children to visit an expanded and reimagined Kids’ Corner located adjacent to Gate C at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The newly-designed Kids’ Corner will offer enhanced entertainment for younger fans, a relaxation area for parents and guardians, and a variety of new food options exclusive to this location.
The most visible enhancement to Kids’ Corner is The Bird House, a new interactive treehouse activity center and jungle gym for children built by Daniel’s Wood Land in Paso Robles, Calif. (danielswoodland.com), which serves as the centerpiece of the new space. Built upon the trunk of a 5000 lb., 400-year-old naturally-fallen redwood tree, The Bird House is primarily made of redwood and cedar, and measures approximately 18 feet wide, 30 feet long, and 20 feet tall. Reclaimed cedar shingles were also used as the roofing material. Other popular activities remain in the Kids’ Corner, including a moon bounce, skee-ball, Orioles throwing inflatable, and larger-than-life Oriole Bird bobbleheads.
Concessions options in the area will be expanded to now include Kids’ Corner exclusives such as snowballs, corn dogs, and chicken nuggets. Ballpark favorites including fresh-popped popcorn, hot dogs, french fries, ice cream, cotton candy, and assorted beverages (including wine, beer, and mixed drinks for adults) will also be available at the Kids’ Corner location. Dippin’ Dots (which now features a 30% price reduction aimed at providing further savings to families) and the newly-announced 7th Inning Sorbet will also be available. As previously announced, concessions items are available in a new range of sizing and pricing options throughout the ballpark, including the Kids’ Corner, providing fans and families from all walks of life with more choices and greater flexibility.
For older kids and adults, the new and improved Kids’ Corner will feature several new television monitors to keep fans more closely connected to the on-field action, as well as additional seating, much of which will be located in the shade under tents. A newly-branded “Kid O’s” Team Store next to Gate C will offer a wide selection of kids merchandise not available elsewhere.
“We are investing in our fans’ day at the ballpark by creating a 360-degree experience by focusing on local food brands, a variety of sizes and prices for the consumer, and innovative kids initiatives,” said Greg Bader, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. “Baseball is the sport that welcomes everyone at every price level, while delivering the top experience back to consumers, and the Orioles and Camden Yards will continue to lead the way in providing this top value experience.”
Long providing one of the most affordable, family-friendly visitor experiences in sports, the Orioles offer a variety of kids programming and family amenities including Kids Run the Bases presented by Weis Markets after each Sunday home game; “Friday Fireworks at America’s Ballpark” following every Friday from May through August; exclusive kids giveaways; Junior Orioles Dugout Club memberships; and a new initiative this season, Kids Cheer Free, which allows parents to bring young Orioles fans age 9 and younger to Oriole Park free of charge. For more information on the Kids’ Corner and other family-friendly programs at Oriole Park, visit orioles.com/kids.