Druid Hill Park
Baltimore City Department of Public Works Druid Hill Reservoir Plan
The Department of Public Works is installing buried tanks as part of its plans to secure the water supply of the city and surrounding counties. It has installed buried tanks in reservoirs at Towson and Montebello, and is beginning construction soon on buried tanks at the Guilford Reservoir.
Buried water tank projects at Druid Lake and Lake Ashburton will begin in the Fall of 2016 or early 2017.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 the Baltimore City Department of Public Works presented the initial Druid Hill Reservoir plan to the Friends of Druid Hill Park and interested parties. Portions of the park and the reservoir were under review for major construction for a drinking water project. The plan that was presented would have been devastating to the park and it's future. Great community pressure prevailed with the October 24, 2013 presentation of an updated plan for the Druid Hill Park Reservoir (1863–71) Developed with the Department of Recreation and Parks, the extensively revised project now includes installing two precast, pre-stressed water storage tanks (400 –550 feet in diameter) underground in the western end of the original lake as a lawn for gathering; connecting to existing water trans-mission mains; providing facilities to treat the water entering and exiting the tanks; restoring the existing fountain in Druid Reservoir; restoring/rebuilding the existing stone wall and ornamental iron fencing within project limits; adding park amenities such as an amphitheater, row boating facility; and, widening the walk/bike path along Druid Park lake Drive.
More information about these projects can be found on the DPW website.