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Patterson Family Park

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Area: 3.65 acres

The Patterson Family Tract was sold to the Town by the Patterson Family in 2001, with the intention of developing the waterfront portion into a future neighborhood park.

This park is located in the Historic Marshland Community. This will be the first public park on the Marshland Road side of Broad Creek. The park will serve as a passive use space with amenities for immediate neighborhood residents, while also providing a unique destination location for visitors. These neighborhoods include the Historic Marshland and Chaplin communities and the Habitat for Humanity community along Alex Patterson Road.

The presence of wetlands on the site and spectacular views of Broad Creek will provide special opportunities for integration of nature and design.

Master Plan Recommendations

The Master Plan for Taylor Family Park includes the following components:

  • Safe pedestrian connectivity with crosswalks to the existing pathway network
  • Vehicular access that accommodates park users, emergency vehicles and adjacent property owners
  • Connectivity and inclusion with adjacent property owners to include Beautiful Island Square
  • Internal pathways with lighting and interpretation
  • Passive open lawn space
  • Interactive playground with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) features with a farming theme paying homage to the Patterson Family's role in local agriculture
  • Adult activity zone with outdoor fitness stations
  • Large, covered pavilion with restrooms, tables and opportunities for historical storyboard panels and wayfinding signage
  • Overlook area with views of Broad Creek
  • Integration of existing natural features such as specimen trees and wetland areas
  • Multiple seating opportunities and oyster tables with roasting areas


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