Cahill Community CenterBaltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks

This was MK’s first project with City Rec & Parks. In the next two years, we’d go on to work on four more.

Statistics

Construction Cost
$17.4 Million
Year Completed
2020
Square Feet
32,000
Acres
18

Team Members Involved

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Marianne K. Crampton, PE
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Paul D. Crampton
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Steve McCalmont
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George Bakalyar
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Seth Glasser​
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Amanda Pizza, PE

Partners

Architect | GWWO Inc.

800 Wyman Park Drive # 300
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 332-1009

Project Overview

This new Community Center, replacing the existing recreational center, was designed to encourage visitors to engage with nature. The Fitness & Wellness Center is located within Baltimore’s largest park – Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Site amenities include a splash pad, picnic area, a new basketball court, and children’s “nature play” area.

Our Approach

MK is providing planning and design for new parking lots, playgrounds, and outdoor water areas, as well as the required grading plans, sediment and erosion control, and stormwater management documents. The site focuses on outdoor recreation and environmental programming.

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The Results

The Cahill Community Center is located at the top of a hill. Naturally, drainage occurs downhill in all directions with an ultimate confluence (identified as the point of interest) downstream along the Gwynns Falls. MK considered this site (in green) within its broadest context (the pink outline). By reducing drainage areas to the line of interest, we were able to limit the number of stormwater management facilities and minimize the quantity management storage requirement.

Carroll County Public Schools Career & Technology Center

CCCTC’s site design juggled a number of competing interests – construction phasing, vehicular circulation, and stormwater management. MK created a design that balances all these requirements and more.

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Charles County Public Schools Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

A modernization and addition project at this Charles County Middle School radically changes the pick-up and drop-off process – not only is the experience easier, but the landscaped pedestrian sidewalks add to the beauty of this site.

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Frederick County Public Schools Blue Heron Elementary School

A new elementary school in Frederick County was created in response to growing population and development in the County. This school required extensive coordination with the developer of the adjacent community.

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Baltimore County Public Schools Northeast Elementary School No. 2

This new school created an environment which mirrored its original greenfields site. Using submerged gravel wetlands, colorful landscaping, and a bridged swale, MK’s site design integrated existing natural features.

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