Wednesday, February 29, 2012

There's A New Design for Phase II of the German Park Restoration

As most of our readers know, in June 2011, a new playground was built on part of German Park with Baltimore Ravens funding, KaBOOM expertise, the generous support of Healthy Neighborhoods and a major donor, the commitment and resources of Baltimore Housing, and 300 volunteers.

For pictures Build Day, check out the School & Recreation blog.

We are now close to ready for Phase II of the German Park restoration. In Phase II Baltimore Housing will remove the concrete from between the new playground and the pergola and grade the site. Then we will install what we call a “community lawn. This will be a large green space conducive to picnics, movie screenings, Frisbee games, and other informal community gatherings. We are also looking to use the site for examples of sustainable irrigation with rain barrels, and art projects.

Morgan State University’s Landscape Architecture Department ha
s worked closely with the German Park Working Group to prepare the renovation design. Below is the current design. We will be discussing the design at future community meetings, but please send any questions and comments you have to Rick Gwynallen at 410.225.7547 or by email to