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.
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 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.