ADA-compliant pathways and parking will be added
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Recreation & Parks is adding ADA-accessible pathways and parking to improve Centennial Park South in Ellicott City, beginning on or about Monday, October 18th. The project will improve the lower restroom facility, boat rental area and pathway section, including the construction of an ADA-accessible parking facility and the replacement of deteriorating wooden retaining walls.
Our parks should be accessible and enjoyed by our residents of all ages and abilities. These improvements not only maintain the existing amenities at Centennial Park but improve access for our residents and visitors with disabilities.
An existing pedestrian pathway will also be reconstructed to become ADA-accessible and widened to allow for emergency access. The pathway will also connect the new parking area to existing pathways, boat ramp, restrooms and the outdoor F. Leonard Dunn Amphitheater. Finally, a micro-bioretention facility with native plants will be constructed to improve water quality within the construction area. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by spring 2022.
While the South lower restroom facility, boat rental area and pathway section from the boat ramp to the amphitheater will be closed during this time, the South upper restroom facility and the rest of Centennial Park will remain open. A detour route, informational signage and a map will be placed at both ends of the project area and at all Centennial Lake loop intersections.
For questions or additional information, please contact Project Manager Paul Walsky at [email protected].