Henrietta Lacks ParkBaltimore City / Parks & People Foundation

Newly renamed Henrietta Lacks Education Park (previously Ambrose Kennedy Park) is located at Eager Street and Harford Avenue in East Baltimore. This lively community park anchors the Johnson Square neighborhood.


Construction Cost
$1 Million
Year Completed

Team Members Involved

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Marianne K. Crampton, PE
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Steve McCalmont

Project Overview

A small, blighted space included two run down basketball courts and a small pool, enclosed by a 10-foot high fence and covered in an acre of broken asphalt. Community efforts completely transformed the park, creating a fully accessible park with grassy playing fields, landscaped amphitheater, and walking paths.

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Our Approach

Two new basketball courts were created and the renovated swimming pool overlooks a new water play area with splashpad. The lively new park restores a natural landscape, integrates green infrastructure, and introduces stormwater management techniques. MK supported the civil engineering efforts of this design.

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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Mother Seton Academy Mother Seton Academy Gymnasium

By thoughtfully designing and programming a tiny lot, the Mother Seton Academy gained a learning garden, pocket park, and outdoor classroom for their middle school students.


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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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Crofton Complex

Our civil engineering services were instrumental in the multi-facility campus of the Crofton Complex Master Plan and high school. The 154-acre site design highlights the site's unique amenities, including wetlands and a stream.