About Wyman Park Dell

Wyman Park Dell is a 16-acre public park that is a landmark in Baltimore City. Located south of Johns Hopkins University and The Baltimore Museum of Art, it is surrounded by two neighborhoods: Charles Village to the east and south, and Remington to the west. Wyman Park Dell is noted for its steep enclosing slopes and a large, sweeping lower lawn. It is one of the few parks in Baltimore fully conceived and designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architecture firm responsible for the City’s first comprehensive park system plan in 1904.

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Master Plan

The Wyman Park Dell Master Plan Steering Committee engaged local landscape architecture firm Mahan Rykiel Associates to lead the local community in developing a Master Plan for Wyman Park Dell. The master plan process was grounded in community-based planning from beginning to completion and we are proud that the surrounding communities and institutions have been involved. The master plan was presented on behalf of the Steering Committee by Ms. Mary Porter of the Department of Recreation and Parks to the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) on August 15, 2006. We are pleased to announce that the master plan was approved, with the exception of two items.

The Master Plan process was underwritten through a generous grant from the Goldseker Foundation, plus contributions from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, Remington community members, the Charles Village Civic Association, the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Baltimore Community Foundation.

Restoration of the dry stone wall – an important Dell icon – was completed in fall 2010 and a new playground was constructed in early 2015. Many native plants have been added to the Dell’s slopes in the years between. We continue to implement the Master Plan with the support of volunteers and Baltimore’s philanthropic community.

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Events and Permits

Wyman Park Dell is an attractive setting for all kinds of events. If you would like to hold your event in Wyman Park Dell, you must contact the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks at least 30 days before your event to get a permit. We also recommend you check the event calendar on our website to ensure the Friends of Wyman Park Dell is not already planning an activity on the same date (e.g. a maintenance and clean-up session, planting work, or other special event etc.).

For more information on obtaining a permit for your event, click here.