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Blandair Regional Park (Capital Project N3102)

Blandair Park will be a Regional park facility centrally located on a 298-acre parcel of land in Columbia. The project will preserve approximately 200 acres of forest, wetlands, meadows, and a historic farm complex, while providing active and passive recreation experiences.
Click here for a Site Map.

 

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Approved 2008 Master Plan
2011 Blandair Phasing Plan
Phase I - Photo or Development Plan
Phase II - Plan or Illustrative Plan
For more information about the park visit the Blandair Park page 

 
Project Description

Capital Project N-3102 proposes to master plan,design, and construct a 298-acre Regional Park, and restore the 19th Century Blandair Mansion and outbuildings located off of MD Route 175 in Columbia, Maryland. There is a separate project to construct an overpass and interchange with Route 175.

The property to be developed as Blandair Regional Park is located on both sides of Route 175, between Route 29 and Interstate-95, just one mile east of Columbia Town Center. It is surrounded by residential development as a result of the growth of the New Town area around the perimeter of a traditional agricultural operation. The larger of three parcels, the North Area, contains almost 200 acres of open meadows, forests and wetlands, as well as the farm complex with its large manor house, barns, and several smaller outbuildings. The South Area contains almost 100 acres and consists mostly of open farm fields. The smallest parcel of 11 acres is known as the Woodlot, and, as the name suggests, has a mature stand of trees that will be one of the areas retained as a natural forest.

Project Schedule for Phase I, II and III 

Phase I is a 25-acre parcel in the South Area on the west side of Oakland Mills Road was constructed and opened. It contains the following amenities: 3 lighted, synthetic turf multi-purpose fields, 1 playground, 1 shelter, 1 restroom, and 1 parking lot. Click here to view Phase I of Blandair Park. The Contractor for Phase 1 was Urban and Zink Construction. Phase II is a  31.4 acre parcel in the south east side of Oakland Mills Road. Construction should start in the spring of 2014. This phase will contain the following amenities: 2 lighted baseball fields, 1 playground, 1 shelter, 5 tennis courts, 1 restroom and a parking lot. Click here to view Phase II of Blandair Park. The design process of Phase III  to begin Fall of 2013

Project History  

Past public meetings 

Facilities in the 2008 Master Plan  

The Design Process  

Public Participation

The Advisory Committee, the County and the design consultant (WR&A, LLP) encourage you to monitor this web site for project updates and provide comments through this web site.
If you wish to comment on the information provided in this website, please contact Raul Delerme.
 

You may also direct written comments to:
Raul Delerme, Chief, Capital Projects,Park Planning and Construction, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia MD 21046.
 

Call the Department’s Bureau of Capital Project, Park Planning and Construction at 410-313-4685 for more information or to provide comments. Please visit this website for future updates.