By The Friends of Druid Hill Park
Over the next few weeks, the Department of Public Works will begin construction at the Druid Hill Reservoir to install buried water tanks.
As a result of the construction, access to the full loop around the reservoir will be restricted. Approximately 1/3 of the loop will be closed to public access during the 4-5 years it takes to complete this project. Access to the 2 exercise stations on the west side of the reservoir will not be accessible during the construction period.
Construction WILL NOT affect park roads, pavilion, ball fields, the Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Farmers Market, or pool access.
The reservoir has served as the heart of Druid Hill Park for over 100 years. This construction will have major impact on many park patrons and events.The FoDHP has posted walking/jogging/biking route options on their website.
You can also visit Baltimore Green Map (BGM) for a great map of Druid Hill Park that park users can use to find new exercise routes. BGM also produced a Jones Falls Trail map. The trail may be an option for some park users. Paper versions of both of these maps are available in the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
Please Note: Unlike the reservoir loop, these routes require using public roadways in Druid Hill Park. Please use caution when using these routes. Routes may also be closed due to events or parking for large park events.
More updates and timelines from the Department of Public Works and Recreation and Parks are expected as the process. The Friends of Druid Hill Park will share all information as it becomes available on their website; consult either the FoDHP website or the Department of Public Works website for more information on the reservoir plan.