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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Emily Dean, PE
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Seth Glasser​
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Amanda Pizza, PE

Partners

Architect | GWWO Inc.

800 Wyman Park Dr # 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.

The Results

The Cahill Community Center sits on a hill, with drainage down the hill in all directions but with an ultimate confluence downstream at a point in the Gwynns Falls. By considering this site within its broadest context, we were able to analyze conditions in such a way to limit the required quantity management.

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