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.

Statistics

Construction Cost
$1 Million
Year Completed
2018
Acres
1

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.

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