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:
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 EngineeringQUOTES:
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
The Patterson Park Fountain reconstruction retained the marble central element, reopening with a neighborhood celebration, courtesy Baltimore Recreation and Parks, Capitol Projects.
Hand drawn axonometric and elevation of the Druid Hill Park Conservatory complex as envisioned, construction and interior exhibits on the expanded Conservatory were completed in 2004.
Laid out and replanted based on historic photos, Patterson Park Pagoda landscape fits the exotic structure, courtesy Friends of Patterson Park.
Memorialization of the former segregated area of Druid Hill Park included the work of African American Artist Joyce Scott, stabilized and interpreted the pool and upgraded the tennis court.