Critics decry plan to put a 79-space parking lot at Druid Hill Park for pool upgrade

A plan to give the aging swimming pool at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park a makeover has been been floating around for years. But the city is now pushing ahead with a plan that includes a 79-car parking lot that has drawn intense opposition. Today the Board of Estimates is set to award a $10.1 million contract to reconstruct the Druid Hill Aquatic Center and install a parking lot across East Drive, next to the tennis courts. NOTE: At its meeting this morning, the BOE – led by Council President Brandon Scott and Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young – DEFERRED approval of the pool and parking lot contract until February 26. There was no explanation. We will follow up. (Brew)

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