Morrell Park Recreation Center
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Morrell Park Recreation Center; Photo Courtesy of Barrett CompanyProject Name: Morrell Park Recreation Center
Year: 2014
Owner: City of Baltimore
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Barrett Company

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System: Greenroof Roofscapes, Barrett Company
Installation Contractor: Project Manager Joe Gretchen, RCS, LLC
Growing Media: SkyGarden, Stancills
Plant Supplier: Ed Snodgrass, Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Electric Field Vectoring: Honza Group
Named after the community that it serves, Morrell Park Community Center opened on Monday, July 28, 2014 as Baltimore's gift to a disadvantaged neighborhood. It is the first new recreation center built in the City of Baltimore in the last 10 years. Most of the current recreation centers were built in the late 60s and early 70s. Construction on the project started in 2012.

The project was constructed at a cost of $4.1 million and it delivered a beautiful "green" certified building, with an opulent Greenroof Roofscapes vegetated roof, which insulates, captures rain water and greatly reduces storm water runoff to an adjoining creek.

The Morrell Park Community Center features a gymnasium, fitness room, multi-purpose room, large patio, and outdoor green space affording the community local access to new activities, new choices and new hope. It currently offers summer camp, juvenile and senior programs.
The installation contractor was RCS, LLC, with project manager Joe Gretchen. The Barrett Company's Greenroof-Roofscapes'" design included their Ram Tough 250DM hot rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane over Securock and a steel deck with Barrett's root barrier, water retention and drainage device, PolyFelt filter fabric and erosion control mat components.

The media was provided by Stancills and the vegetation by Ed Snodgrass at Emory Knoll Farms. Electric Field Vectoring services were provided by the Honza Group. The complete system is covered under Barrett Company's warranty. While the greenroof measures 9,500 square feet, the total roof area is 12,000 square feet.

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Morrell Park Recreation Center; Photo Courtesy of Barrett Company
The Morrell Park Recreation Center is located at 2601 Tolley Street Baltimore, MD 21230‎; 410.396.5825; see its days and hours of operation here. Read the July 28, 2014 Mayor Cuts The Ribbon To Baltimore City's 1st New Rec Center In 10 Years newscast in CBSBaltimore.com where you can see the 1:45 video. The Morrell Park Recreation Center is featured in Greenroofs.comís brand new 2015 Wallpaper Projects Gallery. Download yours for free.

Learn about the following companies in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory:
Barrett Company and Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants.
 
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