The recently completed Eager Park in East Baltimore was designed to be the centerpiece of the community’s commitment to health and wellness. The 6-acre park sits adjacent to the site of a future 88-acre master plan that will serve as the economic driver for renewal of the city’s east side and comprise life-science research facilities, retail, a school, a hotel, and greenspaces.
Eager Park is currently linked to Johns Hopkins Hospital and provides a place for residents, hospital/research workers, and visitors to socialize, exercise, relax, and play. The park used a number of sustainable building materials, such as approximately 10,000 sf of Kebony modified wood used for pathway decking and benches.
Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc. and Gensler designed the $12.2 million park, which was financed through public funds from a variety of Maryland-centric development grants, along with contributions from private foundations.