About the Park
|Pierce’s Park is located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor- the heart of Baltimore City- within an easy walk of the National Aquarium and all of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor attractions. Pierce’s Park is a place for imagination, for community, for nature and urban life to co-exist. Named after local business and community leader Pierce John Flanigan III, the Park design is centered on two circular open/play spaces, separated by undulations in the ground that mimic waves. The open areas are surrounded by berms that are high enough to enclose the spaces for the children but low enough for adult visibility to see beyond. Opportunities for exploration abound… look at the ground and one will find engraved homophomes; a walk through the Park will bring visitors to the musical fence, perfectly calibrated for children and adults to mail their own compositions. The Park was designed to evoke Pierce Flanigan’s love of sailing and the Chesapeake Bay. The Park includes locally designed and fabricated sculptures and landscape features designed for play. The Park includes extensive native plantings and a living willow tunnel which is both beautiful and an opportunity for adventure. Please come explore the Park – it was built for you.
Pierce’s Park is a green space
The Park is maintained, managed and programmed by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. In line with Waterfront Partnership’s ‘Healthy Harbor’ Sustainability Initiative, the Park was built as a sustainable space in design and with educational opportunities including indigenous trees, native plantings and three rain gardens, providing opportunities to educate children about the benefits of capturing runoff.