One Park Master Plan

Cultural, Educational, Non Profit, Planning, Public

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Building on Baltimore’s rich heritage of parks, One Park reconceives the city as an integrated network of parks, community gardens, landscaped boulevards and paths, squares, schoolyards, college campuses, recreation areas, bike paths, and other public open spaces.

One Park is a concept for the design, enhanced use, and care of public green space that encourages social, economic and community development by:

- Addressing public health needs with improved air quality, increased access to outdoor recreation, and emphasis on community gardening.

- Improving environmental health through expanded tree canopy, increased pervious surfaces, enhanced water quality, and responsible environmental practices.

- Unifying our diverse citizens and neighborhoods toward a common vision that will benefit their families for generations.

- Enhancing urban aesthetics and property values through an extension of the original city-wide Olmsted plan.

- Attracting visitors and residents by creating a regional destination of our parks, trails, and open spaces.

- Supporting neighborhoods and educational, religious, and cultural institutions to act collaboratively as partners in the design, programming, and -  maintenance of open space.

- Encouraging collaborative and long-term public and private sector investments in our parks, trails, recreation, and open spaces.

- Heightening appreciation and responsible stewardship among citizens for parks and open space throughout the city.

- Creating a mechanism for crossing political boundaries for the greater public good. 

The Center for Parks & People at Auchentoroly Terrace is appropriately sited on a node of Parks & People Foundation's One Park master plan.


Design Team: Steve Ziger

Owner: Parks & People Foundation

Location: Baltimore, Maryland