Baltimore Parks, Baltimore, MD

For City of Baltimore, Department of Recreation & Parks, Capitol Projects

Baltimore’s system of historic parks welcomes the community. Heritage Landscapes conducted a series of planning, design and construction projects from 1994 to 2006 to set historic park preservation and renewal directions and enhance community park assets across a remarkable park system legacy.  to improve the quality of life for Baltimore residents. We collaborated with the Baltimore Parks Capitol Projects team to engage diverse community voices to develop consensus on planning objective and directions and prepare respectful, actionable master plans. Park plan undertakings included:

  • Druid Hill Park Renewal Master Plan
  • Latrobe Park Rehabilitation Plan
  • Carroll Park Master Plan, and Frontage Entries Plans
  • Eutaw Place Median Plan
  • Crimea Master Plan
  • Baltimore Park Entries Study

Several important projects went forward to upgrade areas and facilities to: restore and add to the historic Druid Hill Park Conservatory featuring five horticulture environments; memorialize, upgrade and interpret the historically segregated Black tennis courts, pool and oak grove, Druid Hill Park with Joyce Scott, African American Artist; and Patterson Park renew the fountain, entry and Pagoda landscapes, and playing fields at Patterson Park. Heritage Landscapes collaborative efforts with the Baltimore Parks Capitol Projects team and the community, over 12 years, yielded a body of foundational planning and a group of park projects to revitalize this valued historic public open space system for Baltimore’s neighborhoods.

TEAM:

Heritage Landscapes, team members include ArtistJoyce Scott, Kann& Associates, Rick Darke and Michael Owen, Longwood Gardens, W. Gary Smith,Lampl Associates, EBA Engineering, Inc., Kann& Associates, Sidhu Associates, Mortar & Ink Graphics, and Carroll Engineering

QUOTES:

Renewing Druid Hill Park is an ambitious plan. . . we will invest in the future so that our children will bring their children to play in the shade of this cherished legacy. Kurt Smoke, Baltimore Mayor