Frederick city Parks
Located just west of downtown, near Bentz and W. Second Streets, Baker Park is one of the City of Frederick’s premier parks. Baker Park features a bandshell, shuffleboard court, carillon, garden, gazebo, fountain, benches, bleachers, a softball field, playground equipment and more.
Carroll Creek Urban Park
Carroll Creek Park began as a flood control project in the late 1970's - an effort to remove Downtown Frederick from the 100-year floodplain and restore ecomonic vitality to the historic commericial district. Today, more than $150 million in private investing is underway or planned in new construction, infill development or historic renovation along the Park.
As of June 2006, the first phase of the Park improvements were completed, totaling nearly $11 million in construction. Running from Court Street to just past Carroll Street, new elements to the Park includes brick pedestrian paths, water features, planters with shade trees and plantings, pedestrian bridges and a 350 seat amphitheatre for outdoor performances. The next phase of construction which will continue the park imporvements through to East Patrick Street, is expected to begin in spring 2009.
Public Art is incorporated into the fabric of the park itself, including the Community Bridge; artwork on the Iron Bridge at the Delaplanie comprised of iron trees, scrolling plants, flowers and the occasional water creature; a bronze-cast drinking fountain under the suspension bridge at C. Burr Artz Library; and future mosaics and sculptures to be installed in the near future.
While providing an obvious recreational and cultural resorce, Carroll Creek Park also serves as an economic development catalyst. Private investment along Carroll Creek Park is a key component to the park's success. More than 400,000 sq.ft. of office space, 150,00 sq.ft. of commerical/retail space, nearly 300 residential units and more than 2,000 parking spaces are planned or under construction.
City Hall Park
This pocket park in front of City Hall, located at 101 N. Court Street, features a center fountain with statues, brick pathways and benches.
The William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool is located in Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek (behind the County Court ouse & City Police Department). An access road off of West All Saints Street leads to Diggs Pool & Mullinix Park.
The newest green space addition to Downtown Frederick, the Dog Park is located at the Corner of Bentz Street and Carroll Parkway.
East Third Street Park
Found at the corner of E. Third Street and N. East Street, this family-friendly park features a merry-go-round, spring animal, two swing sets, climber, see-saw, and multi-use play unit.
Laboring Sons Memorial Grounds
The Laboring Sons Cemetery served as an African American burial ground from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. It is known that at least 160 burials survive, although none are presently visible at ground level. City surveyors recorded the locations of those marked burials in the 1950's, which included many young children, although it is believed that additional burials are present that were not marked at that time.
This small park is located on W. Second Street and features an abstract play structure with sandbox, several benches, chess/checker tables and seats.
At the intersection of Bentz and W. Second Streets, you’ll find this park which memorializes Fredericktonians’ contributions to various historic events – including WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the D-Day Invasion. Memorials to the Ten Commandments and George Washington are also featured here.
Located between Carroll Creek and All Saints, Mullinix Park offers playground equipment, benches, grills and more for a great family outing. Diggs Pool is located adjacent to Mullinix Park.
William R. Talley Recreation Center
The City of Frederick’s recreation center is located adjoining Baker Park at the corner of Bentz and W. Second Street. Inside you’ll find basketball courts, fitness equipment and more.
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