Blandair Regional Park (Capital Project N3102)
Community Meeting on Blandair Park - Phase III: On Tuesday, December 17 at 7 PM at Talbott Springs Elementary School (9550 Basket Ring Rd., Columbia), Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will host a community meeting to reach a resolution on public vehicular access via Timesweep Lane as part of Blandair Park - Phase III. The issue primarily concerns residents in the Cinnamon Tree and Emerson Hill communities.
Approved 2008 Master Plan2011 Blandair Phasing PlanProject Description
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.
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
Past public meetings
Facilities in the 2008 Master Plan
The Design Process
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.