Johns Hopkins Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wyman Park Dell
— Baltimore City Recreation & Parks —
About the Park
Designed and built as a naturalized public park space during the period of 1911-1914, Wyman Park Dell is Baltimore's best remaining example of a fully realized park design by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers (Landscape Architects of Brookline, Massachusetts). Wyman Park Dell serves as the gateway from the Charles Street boulevard to the more secluded Wyman Park, which extends along the Stony Run from University Parkway to the Jones Falls. Built over Sumwalt Run, a tributary of the Stony Run. Wyman park Dell exemplifies Olmstedian principles of naturalistic park design—steep slopes dotted with native oak and American beech trees, a spacious lower meadow bounded by dry stone walls, and sweeping pathways that respond to the topography of the site. Park users can be seen daily seeking respite in the beauty of the Dell.
Below: A winter aerial view from the 1930's shows the integrity of the original Olmsted Brothers design, which is largely preserved in the present state of the Dell.
Erected by Baltimore City Recreation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 39° 19.455′ N, 76° 37.084′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker is on North Charles Street south of East 30th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wyman Park Dell (about 500 feet away); Harriet Tubman Grove (about 600 feet away); Lion (about 600 feet away); Spring House or Dairy - c. 1812 (about 700 feet away); Gatehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chapin A. Harris (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.