The South Harbor Renaissance community organization recently commissioned a new playground design for Federal Hill Park — and just released the plan on their facebook page. The new playground is being designed by Hord Coplan Macht and includes Baltimore-centric elements such as a Federalist model ship for kids to play on and explore.

From South Harbor’s website:

The proposed playground design will provide a child-centered, parent-friendly experience that also honors Baltimore’s and Federal Hill Park’s rich history. 

The main theme of this plan is a set of miniature, child-centered historic icons, including “The Federalist” ship from the 1780s, for which Federal Hill is named; “Signal Hill Tower”, which stood watch for merchant ships in the 1800s; and “Fort Federal Hill”, which occupied Federal Hill during the Civil War. 

The design will incorporate the best thinking in child development with the best of 21st century technology which will enable visitors to link through their smart phones to the history and photos of these icons, monuments, and the City.

Hord Coplan Macht is the firm that designed Irvine Nature Center and West Shore Park — two of our favorite area totspots. 

Keep up with the playground progress by ‘liking” the project’s facebook page.