The design for the Hollywood Gateway Park will transform the corner of Route 1 and Edgewood Road into an exciting community park. The site is very small and offers several challenges including an extensive slope and the creation of defensible space.
Based on the theme of Wind and Weather, Floura Teeter and the City of College Park have partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create a park that educates the public about climate, weather and how it affects our lives. The centerpiece of the park is a pavilion which provides an overlook to the lower level of the park and features a green roof, water collection, whirligigs and seating. This level serves the pedestrians waiting for buses on Route 1. The lower level features a stone rill and rain gardens to treat stormwater, a covered terrace for community activities, a natural playground, and an open lawn. This level will primarily serve the community, including local school groups. The connection between the two levels is made by a path winding down the hill, a spiral staircase from the pavilion and a slide from one level of the path to the next. Artistic and educational signage and activities will further emphasize the Wind and Weather theme. The City hopes to partner with NOAA to further offer programming in the future.
Project Category: Parks & Recreation
Location: College Park, MD
Client: City of College Park
Project Costs: $500,000