Opening Ceremony for Pierce’s Park on May 6Posted: May 2, 2012
n Sunday, May 6, an opening ceremony will be held at the new Pierce’s Park at Pier 5, between the Columbus Center and Eastern Avenue. The park is named after the late Pierce J. Flanigan III of Baltimore construction company P. Flanigan and Sons and his love for sailing and the Chesapeake Bay. Mahan Rykiel Associates designed the park, with local artist David Hess creating the interactive sculptures throughout the park.
The design of the park centers on two circular open/play spaces surrounded by berms, separated by undulations in the ground that mimic waves. Engraved homophones, a musical fence, climbable sculptures and a living willow tunnel help make the park an exciting playground for kids, with natural beauty to boot.
To learn more about Pierce’s Park, visit their website here.