Eager Park in Baltimore, Maryland celebrated its grand opening Mat 6th, 2017. The park was developed to be the centerpiece of the community’s commitment to health and wellness: a place where residents, hospital/research workers and visitors can go to socialize, exercise, relax and play in a welcoming, beautiful green environment. The revitalized neighborhood promotes healthy and sustainable living through design, amenities, a curated retail mix, and rich programming for the community, which will include community sporting events, concerts and farmers’ markets.
The park was designed by Mahan Rykiel Associates and Gensler Architects, who utilized a number of sustainable building materials in its construction, including approximately 10,000 square feet of Kebony Clear deck specified for the pathway decking throughout the park. Kebony was chosen for its long durability and high performance in severe weather conditions, which the Baltimore/Washington area experiences on both ends of the spectrum in winter and summer months. Eager Park recently won the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Baltimore Wavemaker Award.