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Blandair Regional Park (Capital Project N3102)

Blandair Regional Park is currently under construction and 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.



Beginning around June, 2015: A portion of Oakland Mills Road in Blandair Park will be closed during a construction project that will relocate the road through the park. The project is expected to be completed by late September 2017. Traffic will follow a marked detour using Thunder Hill Road, Santiago Road, Stevens Forest Road, Kilimanjaro Road, Oakland Mills Road, Old Montgomery Road and Tamar Drive. Click here for a map of the road closures and access points to the park.

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 of former 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 in 2012. 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 Zink Construction. Phase II is a  31.4 acre parcel on the south east side of Oakland Mills Road. Construction started in April 2015. The contractor is Kibler Construction company and the project is scheduled for completion  in 2017. This phase will contain the following amenities: 2 lighted baseball fields with bleachers and lighting, 1 playground, 1 shelter, 5 tennis courts, 1 restroom, paved paths and a parking lot. Click here to view Phase II of Blandair Park. The design process of Phase III  will be completed in 2015 and construction is anticipated to begin by summer of 2016. Phase III will contain the maintenance building, as well as an accessible playground,a backyard games area, shelter and restrooms.

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.