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Gwynns Fall Trail Extension

Floura Teeter was the Landscape Architect for the Gwynns Falls Trail Extension from the Children’s Loop to the I-70 Park and Ride. The Gwynns Falls Trail travels through an environmentally valuable urban greenway park along the Gwynns Falls stream valley, in west and southwest Baltimore City. Originating in 1904, this historically and culturally significant area is the most complete system of linear parks in Baltimore. Composed of over 2,000 acres of publically owned land, Gwynns Falls includes one of the largest wilderness woodland parks in the Eastern United States.

Floura Teeter was responsible for the forest stand delineation, forest conservation plans, tree protection plans, final location of trail, and landscape planting plans in conjunction with project engineers. The planting plan called for using native plant material to replace the trees removed during construction and also included planting ornamental trees to create a pleasing environment for the bikers and pedestrians using the trail. After the trail leaves the wooded area, it passes through the historic Franklintown where street trees and screening for an existing parking lot were provided.

Project Category: Parks & Recreation

Location: Baltimore, MD

Client: Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Engineer: AECOM

Project Costs: $345,000

Landscape Construction Costs: $145,000

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