Projects and Improvements

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All Capital projects go through a multi-step lifecycle.

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 Go to: Master PlanningIn Design / Out for Bid /  Under Construction

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 Check out the current status of our completed projects below:  

Cahill Fitness & Wellness Center

Address: 4001 Clifton Avenue, 21216

Cahill Rec

Project Manager: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

  • New construction of 35,000 sf rec center that will include a gymnasium, natatorium, performance theater, fitness studio, and community space.

See current plans here for the Cahill Fitness & Wellness Center

Watch our 2020 Year In Review Video to see Cahill's progress

Cahill's Grand Opening

Bocek Park Rec Center

Address: 3000 E. Madison Street, 21205

bocek Park Rec Center

Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe, RA

  • Complete interior renovation includes a lobby/ teen space, computer lab, restrooms, and community room.  
  • Design accommodations were made for a future gymnasium addition that will allow for expanded programming. 
  • Upcoming park master planning and extensive community outreach will further shape a vision for the park, field layout, and a new outdoor basketball court location.

See current plans here for the Bocek Park Rec Center

Bocek's Grand Opening

Clifton Park Tennis Courts

Address: 2701 Saint Lo Drive, 21213

Clifton tennis courts

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

  • Renovation to include 11 tennis courts, new lighting, and ADA access
  • 11 courts will have striping following USTA dimensions
  • Three courts will have striping Youth USTA
  • Two courts will have striping for Pickle Ball

See final plans here for the Clifton Park Tennis Courts

Watch the grand opening here

Towanda Recreation Center Renovation

Address: 3000 E. Madison Street 21205

Towanda Recreation Center Renovation

Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe, RA

  • A major renovation of the existing multipurpose room, gymnasium, and kitchen.
  • New spaces include a fitness room and a teen lounge.

See current plans here for the Towanda Recreation Center Renovation

Patterson Park Athletic Field Lighting

Address: 2601 E. Baltimore Street, 21224

Patterson Park Athletic Field Lighting

Project Manager: Christiane Dreisbusch

Lighting upgrades for the multipurpose field at UTZ Twardowicz and two softball diamonds at Ortmann Field.

The estimated end of construction is April / May 2021

See current plans here for the Patterson Park Athletic Field Lighting

Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena

Address: 6101 Hillen Road, 21239

Mount Pleasant Ice Arena

Project Manager: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Major renovation of the locker rooms, main bathrooms, lobby, concessions, and exterior entrance sequence

See current plans here for the Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena

Jones Falls Trail – Phase V

Address: Varies

jones falls trail

Project Manager: David Tornkvist

  • Multi-modal trail extension from Cylburn Arboretum through Mount Washington
  • The Jones Falls Trail originates at the Inner Harbor and includes a total of 10.1 miles constructed by Recreation and Parks with the addition of Phase V

See Progress Images: 1, 2, 3

Clifton Park - Walk between Reach! Partnership School to St. Lo Drive

Clifton Park Pathway

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

Project partners: Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore City Department of Transportation, and Baltimore City Department of Planning (INSPIRE FUNDS)

  • New synthetic multi-purpose turf field with new sports lighting
  • New 6’ wide concrete walk
  • New walk site lighting (acorn lamps mounted on posts).
  • New bleachers, running track, and perimeter fence
  • New athletic storage building (for Department of Recreation and Parks use)
  • Future new bathrooms and storage buildings to be provided by Baltimore City Public Schools
  • 50% construction plan review to be shared with community April / May 2021

See current plans here for the Clifton Park - Walk between Reach!

Lakeland Recreation Center- Window replacement

Address: 2921 Stranden Rd, 21230
Project Manager: Vivek Poudyal

Replacement of exterior all exterior windows 

Rash Field Park

Address: 201 Key Hwy, 21230

Rash Field Park

Rash Field Park will be redesigned into an active and attractive park space that will serve a diverse user base through added amenities and increased programming.

Visit the Waterfront Partnership Website for project updates and timelines. Click here to explore all of the new features of Rash Field Park

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A general contractor has been contracted to implement the improvements as described in construction drawings and written specifications.  Capital Project Managers, Construction Inspectors, and various consultants continually monitor progress, solve problems that arise, provide quality assurance, and approve progress payments to the GC.

Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center

Address: Reedbird Avenue, 21225

Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center

Project Manager: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP & Larissa Torres, PLA

  • New construction of a 35,000 square footage rec center that will include a gymnasium, natatorium, fitness studios, open fitness, walking track, and community space.
  • Phased exterior improvements will include a synthetic turf multipurpose field, grass athletic fields, walking trails, a playground, dog park, and basketball courts
  • Building construction is projected to be complete in Spring 2022

Opening Spring 2022.

Watch how this project came together!

See current plans here for the Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center

Druid Hill Aquatic Center

Address: 3001 East Dr, 21217

Druid Hill Aquatic Center

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

A new bathhouse and new wading pool will complement the renovation of the existing deep well and main pools that include beach entry, swim lanes, two tube slides, spray features, a climbing wall, multi-level water play structure with dumping bucket, new pool decks, fencing, and other improvements to enhance the pool user experience.

See current plans here for the Druid Hill Aquatic Center

Community Feedback Surveys:

Survey #1 - 2/14/20 & Survey #2 - 2/18/20

Racheal Wilson Memorial Park Playground

Racheal Wilson Memorial Park Playground

Address: 145 S. Calveron Road, 21223

Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • New play equipment
  • New Pour-in-place rubber safety surface area

See current plans here for the Racheal Wilson Memorial Park Playground

Burdick Dog Park

Address: 6300 Walther Avenue, 21206

Burdick Dog Park

Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • New Dog Park within the existing park’s open space.
  • Customized fence and gates.  Repurposed boulders and logs for play features.

See current plans here for the Burdick Dog Park

Dypski Park Improvements

Address: 1225 S. Ellwood Avenue, 21224

dypski park

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

  • Relocation of the pavilion to Gwynns Falls Leakin Park at Sloman Drive
  • New playground, two shade shelters, and a decorative fountain.

The estimated duration of construction is Spring 2021 to Spring 2022

See current plans here for the Dypski Park Improvements

See pavilion rendering 

Garrett Park Improvements

Address: 3560 3rd Street, MD 21225

Garrett Park

Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • Removing impervious area to reduce the overall court area, resurfacing the remaining court area to install two new basketball courts and one new futsal court;  
  • Constructing a bio-retention area to treat runoff from the remaining court area. 

Review the current designs for the Garrett Park Improvements

Gwynns Falls Leakin - Park Pavilion Relocation

Address: 4921 Windsor Mill Road

Gwynns Falls Leakin Park Pavilion Relocation

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

  • New three-phase electric service for future athletic field improvements
  • Complete electrical interior and exterior improvements to open the ADA Comfort Station
  • Re-erect the 1873 pavilion on a new concrete slab
  • 2 new outdoor grills with burnt coal ash receptacle
  • New drinking fountain and a trash receptacle

The estimated duration of construction is April 2021 to Spring 2022

Scope of Work for the Gwynns Falls - Leakin Park Pavilion Relocation

Gwynns Falls Maintenance Yard Improvements

Address: 2905 Hillsdale Road, 21201

Gwynns Falls Maintenance Yard Improvements

Project Manager: Bivek Poudyal

  • Relocation of the pavilion to Gwynns Falls Leakin Park at Sloman Drive
  • New playground, two shade shelters, and a decorative fountain.

See current plans for the Gwynns Falls Maintenance Yard Improvements

Patterson Park Entrance Improvements

Address: 100 South Linwood Avenue, 21224

Patterson Park Entrance Improvements

Project Description:

  • Removing impervious areas from the existing pathway and seeding the area.
  • Resurfacing entrance plaza with asphalt pavers.
  • Resurface the existing sidewalk at the entranceway.
  • Install landscape bedding with curb and fence 

Review the current designs for the Patterson Park Entrance Improvements

Click here to review the site location.

Pimlico Safety Academy Field Improvements

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At this phase, our contract administrator has worked with the project manager and design consultants to prepare a construction document package that will be publically advertised for bid.  Contractors that meet city pre-qualifications for the work and can demonstrate adherence to all City contract requirements, including Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO), goals, wage rates, local hiring, etc., are eligible to bid.

Want to work with the City of Baltimore as a contractor? Click here to pre-qualify. 

Reptile House Renovation

Address: Greenspring Avenue and Beechwood Drive, 21215

reptile house renovation

Project Manager: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Full interior renovation of the historic Reptile House to create new City office space. The Reptile House was originally a part of the Maryland Zoo as an exhibition site until it closed its doors in 2004. These renovations will be a complete interior transformation into useable office space while maintaining the look and feel of the original building.  

See current plans for the Reptile House Renovation

Reptile House History

Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center Renovation

Address: 3600 W. Mulberry Street, 21229

 

Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center Renovation

Project Manager: Bivek Poudyal

  • A significant renovation of interior spaces, restroom upgrades, and airlock addition.
  • Complete roof replacement.

See current plans for the Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center Renovation

Riverside Athletic Fields

Pimlico

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Funded projects are shepherded by the project manager through the design process including Schematic Design, Concept Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents.  Community input is a vital part of this process.  When appropriate, projects are submitted to necessary review agencies for approval.  Upon full approval, a project can then be advertised for construction and a building permit obtained.

*Note:  This is a small snapshot of the many projects that are active in the design process. At any one time, there are over 50 Capital projects in various stages of planning and design.

Easterwood Skatepark

Address: 1530 N. Bentalou St. 21216

Easterwood Skate Park

Project Manager: Larissa Torres, PLA

  • This new skatepark will expand recreational opportunities at Easterwood Park with between 6,000 and 10,000 square feet of new skate features
  • The first Design Input meeting will take place in October 2020

Review current design concepts: video/PDF

Review early design presentations for the Easterwood Skatepark 

Winan’s Meadow Center

Address: 4500 N. Franklintown Road, 21217

winans meadow

Project Manager: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

  • Demolition of the existing restroom building.
  • New Welcome Center for park programs and public restrooms.

See current plans for the Winan’s Meadow Center

Leakin Park Athletic Fields

Address: 4921 Windsor Mill Road

Leakin Park Athletic Fields

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

  • Two baseball fields, an artificial multipurpose turf field, storage shed, and new park walks
  • Fall 2021 – submit 100% Stormwater conceptual masterplan for DPW review and approval
  • Fall 2022 – Phase one construction to install a new artificial multipurpose turf field with athletic field lights and connecting walks.

Site Concept 1 
Site Concept 2

Clifton Mansion’s North Landscape Ground Improvements

Address: 2701 St. Lo Drive, 21213

Clifton Mansion’s North Landscape Ground Improvements

Project Manager: Will Andersen, PLA

  • Preliminary conceptual plan reviewed with the public (August 2020)
  • Continue to develop program site improvements with a concept plan
  • Based on the design meeting, design is on hold for the park masterplan

Site Concept 1 
Site Concept 2

Federal Hill Park East Slope Repair

Address: 300 Warren Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

Project Manager: Kate Brower

  • Construction Documents for the remaining slope repair are in process.
  • Temporary stone drainage areas will be replaced with grass
  • Additional under-drains and slope stabilization will be added toward Key Highway.
  • Previously planned access stairs and plazas have been dropped from the project due to community concerns.

Chick Webb, Madison Square, & City Springs Master Plan

Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

Project Update: Baltimore City's Housing and Community Development will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 pm for the HUD loan application to fund BCRP's Chick Webb Recreation Center renovation and expansion project. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join, the meeting or to review the draft application and provide your feedback. Both will be available until March 17, 2022.

Background

The design effort for Chick Webb MRC and City Springs Park stems from the Perkins Somerset Oldtown (PSO) Transformation Plan by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and is partially funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant Program. Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) also included Madison Square Recreation Center in the design effort since it is close by and its program elements should complement those in Chick Webb.

BCRP’s planning effort has involved an extensive public engagement and has included ongoing guidance from a Working Group and public meetings. The Working Group is made up of residents, community leaders and businesses, local institutions, elected officials, and city agencies. Three public meetings were held on 6/12/19 (1), 8/14/19 (2), and 12/19/19 (3). Click the meeting date to review past presentations. A series of more localized public meetings were also held with students of City Springs ES/MS, youth at Chick Webb and Madison Square Recreation Centers, and Latrobe Homes residents. In addition to the public meetings, Perkins Homes residents have been kept informed of the planning process as part of their monthly tenant meetings. Review our most recent 4.24.20 meeting presentation.

Next Steps

  1. Chick Webb Memorial Recreation Center Phase II – Work on Design and Construction Documents to begin March /April 2021 
  2. Anticipated Working Group Meeting April 2021 
  3. An anticipated public meeting regarding a final concept plan for Madison Square Recreation Center and Park – late April 2021 
  4. Establish Art/Historic Interpretation Working Group April/May 2021 
  5. Application for HUD Section 108 Loan for Chick Webb Memorial Rec Center Summer 2021 

CC Jackson Park Expansion

Address: 4910 Park Heights Ave, 21215

Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Design Development underway 
  • Park Heights Renaissance Public meeting planned for October 14, 2021 

Walter P Carter Pool

Address: 820 East 43rd St, Baltimore MD 21212
Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe

  • New  Pool
  • New Bathhouse 

Henrietta Lacks & Patterson Pool Improvements

Address: 100 Ensor Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
                 148 S Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe

  • Renovation of Pools

Towanda & Coldstream Pools

Address: 4100 Towanda Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
                 1401 Fillmore St. Baltimore, MD 21218
Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe

  • Renovation of Pools

Dewees Park Improvements

Address: 5501 Ivanhoe Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212
Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • Construct Memorial Garden
  • Playground replacement and new tot-lot installation
  • Construct a walking path loop through the park
  • Storm Water Management facilities 

Patterson Entrances – Phase II

Address: 100 South Linwood Avenue, 21224
Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • Installing an auto gate system at the entrance drive 
  • Potential widen partially of the driveway
  • Signage updates

Clifton/Patterson Entry Pier Restoration

Address: 2801 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218
                 100 South Linwood Avenue, MD 21224
Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • Clifton Park: Gateway pillar restoration:
    • St. Lo Dr at Harford Rd
    • St. Lo Dr at Sinclair Ln
  • Patterson Park: Gateway pillar restoration
    • E. Baltimore St. at N. Lakewood Ave
    • Eastern Ave. At S. Linwood Ave.   

Parkview Rec Center

Morrell Park Field House

Riverside Park Field House

Bocek Community Center – Phase II

Address: 4600 Lanier Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Project Manager:  Raymond Nyakoe/ Lance Decker

  • New Gymnasium

Patterson Boat Lake

Robert C Marshall Field

James D Gross Rec Center

Address: 4600 Lanier Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Project Manager: Raymond Nyakoe

  • ADA  Improvements
  • Interior Renovations

Mary E Rodman Site Improvements

Chick Webb Memorial Recreation Center

Address: 1401 East Monument Street aka 623 North Eden Street, 21205
Project Managers: Lance Decker, RA, NCARB, LEED AP
                                    Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA 

  • Received CHAP approval on August 10, 2021 
  • Design Development drawings completed Sept 2021
  • Exhibit Working Committee to discuss historical themes and art, first meeting scheduled for September 20, 2021
  • Construction Document phase on track
  • Anticipated construction starts January 2023.
     

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Periodically, parks and regions of parks associated with larger development plans are subject to Master Planning.  The Master Planning process is a community-driven effort to think holistically about a design that serves as a framework for phased implementation.

Druid Lake Vision Plan

Project Manager: Adam Boarman, RLA

Background

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks has embarked on a Vision Planning effort to reimagine the future of Druid Lake. As part of this project, BCRP is soliciting input from the citizens of Baltimore to help shape the way visitors and residents use this space.

Learn about the Druid Lake Vision Plan and how you can help guide this iconic park's future growth and development.

Please join our team in a series of virtual public meetings where we will share the history of this place and start to think through ideas for its future. All voices are welcome to this discussion as we continue our hard work to make all Baltimore Parks meet the needs of all!

Map of the Druid Hill lake and surrounding area

Next Steps

  • Rescheduled In-Person Public Meeting 2 - June 23, 2021; weather permitting.
  • An anticipated public meeting regarding a final concept plan for Druid Lake – Fall 2021

Watch –  DLVP Virtual Public Meeting 1 Video & DLVP Virtual Public Meeting 2 Video

PDF – Public Meeting 2 - Presentation slides

Community survey meeting 2 – Open until June 25, 2021

Canton Waterfront Park Master Plan

3001 Boston St, 21224

Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Final Master Plan report in the process.  
  • Report completion is anticipated in late fall 2021.  

Solo Gibbs Park Master Plan

1044 Leadenhall St, 21230

Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Draft Final Report issued December 2020. The final report is anticipated by December 2021.
  • One tennis court on the north section of the park (north of Hamburg Street) was refinished and one was demolished in Spring 2021.   
  • Basketball Court under I-395 to be upgraded with resurfacing, new hockey goals and basketball hoops, striping, logos, and fencing to be donated by the Washington Capitals. Anticipated completion Fall 2021.
  • Plans for the demolition of Sharp Leadenhall ES are in discussion with the State.
  • Design Development and Construction Documents for Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C of the master plan are anticipated to begin in late fall 2021. The process will include public meetings.

Florence Cummings Park Master Plan

2501 Maisel St, 21230

Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Final Report completed January 2020
    • The first phase of implementation of the Park Master Plan was a Ninja-Warrior-style fitness course, developed with the Westport community and built-in collaboration with KABOOM! (August 2019)

North Harford Vision Plan

Address: 6800 Hamlet Ave, Baltimore, MD 21234
Project Manager: Jennifer Zhai

  • Preliminary Community Workshop - August 24 (Virtual)
  • Preliminary Community Workshop – August 26 (In-person)
  • Vision Plan for park improvements

City Springs Park

Address:  1600 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Project Manager:  Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • The Concept Plan was completed in conjunction with the larger planning process for Chick Webb Recreation Center and Madison Square Recreation Center and Park. 
  • The final report is in process with anticipated completion in late Fall 2021.
  • Development of Design and Construction Documents for Phase 1 upgrade/expansion of the outdoor pool anticipated to begin Winter 2022.

Madison Square Recreation Center and Park

Address:  1401 E Biddle St
Project Manager:  Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • The Concept Plan was completed in conjunction with the larger planning process for Chick Webb Recreation Center and City Springs Park. 
  • The final report is in process with anticipated completion in late Fall 2021.

Chick Webb, Madison Square, & City Springs Master Plan

Address: Various; Associated with the CHOICE Plan
Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • The final report is anticipated by the late fall/winter of 2021

CC Jackson Park Expansion Master Plan

Address: 4910 Park Heights Ave, 21215
Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Final Plan report anticipated by end of 2021

Gwynns Falls Park Campground Feasibility Study

Address:  Gwynns Falls Park
Project Manager: Kate Brower, MSUP, MLA

  • Final Feasibility Study report completed in April 2020
  • Design Development and Construction Documents are anticipated to begin work in late fall 2021