When: Friday, December 17 / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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Rash Field: A Park for All of Baltimore

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present the Virtual Histories Series: 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Hosted every Friday at 1:00 pm EST.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

About this Presentation:

Shaping public space comes with a special responsibility. Architects, planners, and designers must examine the impacts—both positive and negative—of public improvements on all members of a community and be intentional about how their efforts can create better experiences for all, today and tomorrow.

With a commitment to crafting equitable and collaboratively-designed projects, Mahan Rykiel Associates approached the redesign of Rash Field Park with intention and sensitivity. By first examining the context and histories around Baltimore’s Rash Field Park and the surrounding Inner Harbor, then deploying a many-layered engagement strategy that prioritized outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities, Mahan Rykiel Associates was able to set the stage for shaping Rash Field as a public space for all people—a park that could be enjoyed by visitors, but, first and foremost, a park that would be cherished, celebrated, and enjoyed by the neighbors and residents of Baltimore City.

Since its conceptualization in the Inner Harbor 2.0 masterplan, Rash Field has been through multiple design iterations—each pushing the boundaries, vision, and ambitions for how Rash Field could be transformed into an amenity-packed, engaging, and activated space. Within its 3 acres, the revitalized Rash Field features an Adventure Playground, Nature Playground, Skateboard Park, Shade Lawn, a Pavilion (designed by Gensler), and an ‘Instagramable’ overlook facing Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.