More than just a traditional playground, the Hollofield Play Space at Patapsco Valley State Park is the first of its kind in a Maryland State Park! This fully accessible, American Disability Act-compliant Play Space is designed to allow visitors of all abilities to connect to nature through play, exploration, and reflection. With components made of recycled materials, the Play Space is sustainable, permeable, and low-maintenance. The purpose of the Hollofield Playspace was to create a playground designed to allow a child with mobility challenges to be able to play with their siblings, friends or a parent.
We worked with Dr. Zosha Stuckey- Towson University, Professor of English and her student grant writers – grants were received from Coldwell Banker Cares- Sally Griffin, John J. Leidy Foundation- Lu Pierson, The Finish Line Youth Foundation- Michael Lockard, The Community Foundation of Howard County, Beverly White-Seals, Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks, John Byrd and corporate sponsors were The Elkridge Furnace Inn- Dan Wecker and Williamsburg Homes- Bruce Harvey.
Hollofield Play Space is a collaboration between the Maryland Park Service and the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park.