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Hollywood Gateway Park

The neighborhood of Hollywood in northern College Park is located at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and the Washington Beltway.  The site presented several challenges:  significant elevation change, accessibility, noise and safety concerns from 6 lanes of adjacent traffic, runoff, and the limitations of a small site.

There are few public open spaces in Hollywood; Gateway Park is now a highly visible and walkable amenity for the adjacent residential neighborhood and nearby elementary school.

Floura Teeter worked with the design team and City of College Park to create a new park which includes:

  • A focus on sustainability and using native plants in ways that demonstrate implementable techniques for homeowners.
  • A distinctive pavilion which offers views across the park and to a lower level terrace.
  • A slope slide.
  • Meandering, pervious concrete walk connecting bioretention areas
  • Native plants which support a butterfly habitat

Now a gem in the community, this unique park invites residents relax, gather and enjoy the local landscape, sheltered from the busy roads above by beautiful gardens.

Project Category: Parks & Recreation

Location: College Park, MD

Client: City of College Park

Contractor: McDonnell Landscape

Architect: PIKL Studio

Engineer: WBCM

Project Costs: $1,000,000

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