The Olmsted Legacy
Gwynns Falls Trail
This valley (Gwynns Falls) …has been freer from defacement by man’s activities. It is considered by all who view it as one of the best bits of scenery near Baltimore-
Olmsted Report 1926.
(Inscription above the map on the right)
The 1904 Olmsted Report showed Baltimore’s existing parks in green and the firms proposed parklands in orange. The firm later created plans for residential developments, labeled in purple, and
(Inscription below the map on the right)
The City and the Bay-Early ecologists, the Olmsteds recognized that water quality and quantity are directly linked to the protection of stream valleys and watersheds. Their insights laid the groundwork for Baltimore’s acquisition of lands to establish parks and reservoirs. These protected lands, in turn play a role in the health of the Chesapeake Bay by providing natural buffers that filter storm water pollutants before they reach the Bay.
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council/A Project of the Parks & People Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 39° 16.894′ N, 76° 36.673′ W. Marker is in Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Key Highway. The marker is near the front of the Maryland Science Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port of Baltimore (here, next to this marker); United States Merchant Seamen Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore’s Part in Saving the Bay
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.