Carroll Creek Park

This Week On Carroll Creek - April 20, 2016

The last few bricks are being laid, trees are being planted, and sod put into place. Benches, lighting, and trash receptacles are being positioned and secured for the final section of Carroll Creek Park's Grand Opening event on May 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Plan to attend the festivities, and continue the celebration at Downtown Frederick Partnership's Alive@5 event on the creek at the Amphitheater after the Grand Opening. The event program will gain you complimentary entrance to Alive@5.  

Here are a few pictures showing some of the final touches falling into place along the newest section of Carroll Creek Park. 
  
 Sand gets brushed between bricks and pavers.
Trees, ground cover, and plants will provide shade and color in years to come.
New windows and brick tuckpointing are the focus at the Union Mills building adjacent to the creek. This building joins other revitalization projects on the East side and along Carroll Creek: Monocacy Valley Canning building and the Visit Frederick building along East Street. 


This Week on Carroll Creek - November 12, 2015


Grading, brick work, pedestrian bridges with handicap access, and landscaping continue on the sections of Carroll Creek Park near the Union Mills Building owned by Douglas Development.
The Union Mills Building is buzzing with activity as the property is renovated to welcome its first tenant, Regent Education. They plan to move into the space early next year, taking over 26,000 feet and bringing 85 employees to the new location.

Union Mills building looking west

Union Mills building looking west

Brick work and other paving work continues near McCutcheon's and the Mill Pond, a widened section of the creek where a new fountain will be installed.

Finally, new planters have been added near the Galleria Fountain, waiting for spring and a pop of life and color!


This Week on Carroll Creek - October 12, 2015

Changes and improvements continue along Carroll Creek Park, between East Street and East Patrick Street. Several new walls are nearing completion with brick, stone and cap stone work. Retaining walls running along the creek's edge and the edge of the park are just a small but integral part to the final project.


Access across the creek is the Wisner Street pedestrian bridge (below). The second photo shows the south end abutment. The recesses in the brick are accents to the wall. The high stone wall to the right of the brick is the handicap ramp access to the pedestrian bridge.


Union Mills, which fronts East Patrick Street and is adjacent to the Creek, is under renovation and will welcome its first tenant in early 2016.


About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park
This next phase of park improvements include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work is complete between Bentz Street and S. Market Street and continues between East Street and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections, which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenues.

This Week on Carroll Creek - September 14, 2015


Work and improvements continue on both ends of Carroll Creek Park, with the Grand Opening of the East West Fountain (Spring House) across from LaPaz scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Join City officials at the Creek's edge and see a collage of construction progress photos. 

Attendees will receive a free entry ticket to the Random Act of Country on the Creek special event featuring Brothers Osborne with Wesley Spangler as the opening act. The concert kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. 



On the east end of the park, work continues on the Mill Pond Fountain. As seen in the photo below, water fills the new shape and boundaries of this water feature. The fountain is actually three-in-one, and it has special lighting effects that will enhance its presence along the Creek. The Mill Pond Fountain will use water from Carroll Creek and not from the public utility lines. 




This Week on Carroll Creek - August 10, 2015

A grand opening was held last month to celebrate the first section of the final phase of Carroll Creek Park being completed. In case you haven't seen the new fountain, take a walk just past the Delaplaine and before East Street. 


On the west side of the Creek, things are moving quickly on the next set of fountains to come online - The Spring House Fountains across from LaPaz. Check out the beautiful stone work and progress. Look for updates on Facebook as details are announced regarding the opening of this section.



 Some additional photos of the east side of the park:




This Week on Carroll Creek: Share Your Carroll Creek Photos

View #iHEARTcarrollcreek photos

The City of Frederick launched a primary account on Instagram (
@cityoffrederick) to share and showcase the City’s unique assets visually. 

To mark the launch, The City of Frederick is asking Frederick area Instagram users to capture and share their favorite photos of Carroll Creek Park using the hashtag #iHEARTcarrollcreek

The Department of Economic Development is on
Instagram as @businessinfrederick.
With construction along Carroll Creek drawing to a conclusion over the upcoming months, sharing favorite Carroll Creek photos is  a way for the community to celebrate together. Select photos with the tag will be shared at the opening events for the new phase of Carroll Creek Park. Details of these events will be announced as construction concludes and plans are finalized.

The City of Frederick’s primary Instagram account will join the existing City Instagram accounts, including the Department of Economic Development's account, @businessinfrederick



This Week on Carroll Creek - May 11, 2015

Improvements are in full swing down at the Creek, with all sections at different levels of construction. Follow along with our blog to be 'in the know' on the status of Carroll Creek Park.


Looking West to the East Street bridge in the back ground.  The green reinforcing steel will be the new walls for the Mill Pond and Fountain.  The Mill Pond Fountain will be lit and the largest of the fountain/ponds.  The Contractor has planned the work so that this pond will be the final fountain pond to go into service. Water levels at this point will be at least to the top of the green rebar and will cover the flat concrete within the rebar walls.

Standing on the East Street Bridge looking to the East (the old Union Mills building is the left), you can see the full  layout of the Mill Pond as the bulging north and south walls of the creek gives an idea of the magnificence of this planned creek widening and fountain. 

 A rendering of the creek improvements and pedestrian access at the proposed Union Mills improvements.

With all the talk of fountains, we thought you might want to see the massive structures that make the fountains work.

The three structures pictured are the underground fountain pumping vaults.  There are four total being installed along Carroll Creek.  One has already been installed at the Galleria Fountain (See the picture below), near the Delaplaine and is nearly complete.  Of the three pictured above, one will be installed at the turning basin which is located to the south side of East Patrick Street. The remaining two pumping vaults will be buried on the north side and south side of the Mill Pond Fountain.  All work is scheduled to be completed between October and December of this year.

 Fountain at the Galleria (Delaplaine) with the pumping vault buried just beyond the fountain.

And amid all of the construction, we wanted you to know the ducks and new babies are doing well! 


About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park
This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek - April 14, 2015

The warmer weather is allowing work on Carroll Creek to really take off. Several sections of the creek are being worked on at the same time with major improvements catching the passerby's eye. 

On the West end of the Creek, just past Market Street and across from LaPaz, fountains are being installed with beautiful stone work. The large box shaped structure will be a replica of a Spring House with a fountain on either side. 



On the East end of the Creek, pavers and paths continue to be laid, like the one below which is situated just past the Delaplaine and before East Street.



On the far East side, close to McCutcheon's Apple Products, the creek will widen in a section named Mill Pond. The picture below shows low green fencing/edging (epoxy coated rebar) that represents just how wide the Creek will be once complete. The green rebar will be covered by concrete and stone veneer to complete the new creek edge. At that edge, jets will shoot water back into the center of the creek. As well, water propulsion jets will be placed under the water to help with flow.



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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park
This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek: March 18, 2015

The snow is melting, revealing the progress on Carroll Creek Park.  With warmer weather ahead, work will continue to build the shared use paths and Phase II improvements. These images show recent work and progress along the creek.  








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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park

This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue. 

This Week on Carroll Creek: February 4, 2015

Brick pavers for the Galleria walkways and stone work on the creek walls, continues near the Delaplaine and the "Galleria" Fountain. Where stone work is going on, water levels in the creek have to be lowered to allow workers access - called "dewatering".




As well, heated tents (see pic below) just before East Street are set up for workers to allow stone to be repaired during the cold winter months. The inside temperature must be above 40 degrees as well as all materials. The creek wall improvements to the East of the Delaplaine should be completed mid February, depending on weather.


Poole Landscaping will be starting sod and plantings in mid-to-late March and planned fountains should be finished by the first of April if weather cooperates.


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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park

This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek: December 12, 2014

Work continues on Carroll Creek Park on the East end of the park including grading, stone work, and shared use paths. Most noticeable on the East end of town, Carroll Creek was drained as a part of the scope of work.  


A Drained Carroll Creek 

A portion of Carroll Creek that flows through town was recently drained as a part of Phase II of the Carroll Creek project.  Repairs and replacement work were necessary where the water normally flows. This work is all part of the overall project that is expanding the Carroll Creek Park improvements. 




From this vantage point, the Delaplaine and East All Saints Street parking garage are in the distance. Construction work is well underway East of these buildings where many of the new park improvements will be made. 

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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park

This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.


This Week on Carroll Creek - November 12


Work continues on Carroll Creek Park on the East end of the park including grading, stone work, a fountain and shared use paths. The stone work in the picture above is part of the fountain and is just east of the Delaplaine and on the south side of the creek. The large structure behind is the City's All Saints Street parking deck.


Grading is nearly complete for the shared use path on the north side of the creek.


Equipment and materials continue to arrive in preparation for work on the far east side of Carroll Creek, near McCutcheon's Apple Products location.


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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park

This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek: October 3

Work Begins East of East Street

This week on Carroll Creek, dirt is moving East of East Street.  Construction equipment, materials, and crews are turning their attention to this side of Carroll Creek as a part of the Phase II construction. 



Meanwhile, masons are working between the Delaplaine and East Street in the area where there will be a large fountain, and work on the shared use path along the entire creek is ongoing.  

 
 
  


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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park

This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek: September 17, 2014

Where the Sidewalk No Longer Ends
  
In less than 8 weeks, significant progress has been made between the Delaplaine Arts Center and South East Street.  Where the sidewalk used to end, the grade has been brought up to continue the shared use path. Construction is moving at a fast pace in this area, and The City expects it to move beyond South East Street soon.  


September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014
Styrofoam blocks are used to reduce the weight of fill on top of the storm water conduits. 
  
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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek ParkThis next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.

This Week on Carroll Creek: August 15

Phase two work continues along Carroll Creek between the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and S. East Street. 

The photographs show the construction progress that will support new park amenities such as a shared use path and fountains. 

Fountain Construction - A prominent structure in most of the images shows the construction of what is called "Galleria Fountain." One of the unique aspects of this fountain is that it will have 70 nozzles that will spray water, providing a one-of-a-kind water feature in this area. 

August 14, 2014
Artist interpretation of phase two of Carroll Creek.  This drawing is conceptual only, and does not represent the actual plans that will be built, however it does illustrate how phase two will activate more areas along the creek and tie into the existing park. 
August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014
Outside of the construction trailer, samples of the finishes that will be used in the complete project are displayed. August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014 

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About the Next Phase of Carroll Creek Park
This next phase of park improvements will include new and widened multi-use paths, landscape planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work will occur primarily between Bentz and S. Market Street and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. More than $100M in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue.