Photo Tour of the Renovated Park Space Behind Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The renovated waterfront park space located along the Gwynns Falls Trail and behind the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore garage has reopened. The project was done in conjunction with Topgolf construction.

In March 2017, Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Animal Control and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) site at 301 Stockholm St. which required finding a new home for the facilities. Topgolf and CBAC Gaming was the lone bidder.

CBAC identified the site at 2490 Giles Rd. in Cherry Hill and prepped the site for BDC to construct a new facility for Animal Control and BARCS, which opened last year. CBAC and Topgolf purchased the project site for $7.5 million which went towards the new Animal Control and BARCS facility.

Part of the Topgolf agreement with BDC is a plan for improvements to the adjacent trail and park located behind the casino’s parking garage, as well as along the Gwynns Falls Trail and Ridgely’s Cove.

The Gwynns Falls Trail park was cleaned up with two feet of clean fill soil, which is clean dredge material from the Port of Baltimore. A lot of phragmites, or invasive plant species, were removed and new native plant species and trees were planted.

The new park has views of Ridgely’s Cove and highway ramps that were previously blocked by trees. The trail was rebuilt through the middle of the park. Wood fencing was built to protect certain sections of the park, including the area near the waterfront.

Recreation and Parks capital improvement funds are contributing to this project.

Topgolf opened this week just north of the park. Both projects are part of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s entertainment-focused development which is now branded as The Walk @ Warner Street.

Before photos from 2019

 

Photos from this Tuesday 

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