Baltimore / Martin, MD
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The Lake Roland Nature Center will provide year round education and meeting space with a central location near the Ranger Station.
The Center has classroom, educational and meeting space with audio/visual capabilities, plus support space. The main space of the Center can be divided into two sub-spaces with occupancy ranging from 75 to 230 individuals depending on the room configuration. The total building occupancy will be 280.
The Center allows the County and the Nature Council to provide year round education and event programming with access for special needs and handicapped participants. Its strategic location and proximity to the existing boardwalk further enhances its “transit oriented nature” — directly accessible from the Mass Transit Falls Road Light Rail Station via a raised boardwalk — the first of its kind in the Baltimore metro area.
One key design feature of the Center is that the front elevation facing the dam is comprised of a series of operable glass doors allowing activities to extend onto the deck that provides year around views of the Lake Roland Dam and also allows for increased outdoor educational programs.
The 2,594 square foot Lake Roland Nature Center is a green focused project utilizing renewable construction materials and a minimal environmental footprint. The Center cost is $1.3 million and will be funded through state, county and non-profit resources including grants and charitable donations.
To learn more about our Nature Center, fund raising efforts to make it a reality and to view the concept drawings click HERE.
For ways to donate click HERE