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.

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.


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.


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.