Chesapeake Sensory Plaza
The Chesapeake Sensory Plaza at Rockfield Park playground in Bel Air, Maryland, is a 5,000-square foot, water-themed play area designed to encourage creativity, exploration and leaning in a unique and interactive setting.
The nature play area represents the Chesapeake Bay watershed area. it will include manual hand pumps and water switches that will start the flow of water into a 70-foot long channel traversing the length of the plaza. The channel will feature a variety of mill wheels, lock gates, flaps, forks and collection areas to form a highly interactive play experience. Educational signs and illustrations will showcase the watershed’s delicate ecosystem and the importance of water conservation and environmental stewardship practices. Ground breaking was held in mid-November 2019, with completion anticipated by spring, in time for the mid-April Kite Festival.
Landmark’s Aberdeen, Harford County office was selected to assist the Town of Bel Air’s Planning Director and Department of Public Works in bringing this project to fruition. Our in-house registered landscape architect assisted in preparing plans for construction. Site design involved obtaining spot elevations, grading, and preparation of construction plans for bidding.