|Winans Meadow NatureCenter rendering (GWWO Architects)|
The improvements include the new construction of the 1972 Cahill Recreation Center on Clifton Avenue (nope, this isn't at Clifton Park!) a new youth group campground off of Gwynns Falls Parkway, improvements at the entry to Leakin Park at Sloman Drive and a new nature center at Winans Meadow. $750,000 dollars
|The site overview plan for facilities in the Winans Meadow area (BCRP)|
The debates about Baltimore spending priorities are epic, including the fact that police and "security" eat up a much larger portion of the Baltimore budget than education and recreation. The modernization of the Cahill Rec center and the camp are, therefore, particularly welcome steps in re-calibrating priorities. A comprehensive evaluation of recreation centers and aquatic facilities was performed in 2015 under then Mayor Rawlings Blake and the relevant budget items are included
|Winans Meadow Nature Center (GWWO)|
|Leakin Park, overview plan of capital improvements (BCRP)|
The proposed designs for the Winans Meadow visitor center and Camp sites are initial proposals and subject to review by the communities and stakeholders according to Kate Brower, an urban planner in the capital division of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.
The architects for the projects are GWWO Architects of Baltimore with project management by Baltimore Architect Lance Decker.
Klaus Philipsen, FAIA
updated: 8/31/17 per corrections provided by BCDRP regarding the total investment value, the community participation and the Cahill site plan.
In the next weeks articles on this site will appear less regularly due to travel
Baltimore Fishbowl article about Leakin Park
SUN story about Cahill Recreation Center
|Cahill recreation center (GWWO Architects)|
|Cahill Recreation Center after enlargement (GWWO Architects)|
|Site overview of proposed Outward Bound Camp (BCRP)|
|Update Cahill site plan|
|Proposed floor plan Visitor Center (GWWO)|