Fort Smallwood Park Awarded For Protecting Eroding Shoreline


Engineering News-Record on Monday named Fort Smallwood Park’s shoreline stabilization effort 2023's best water and environmental project in the Mid-Atlantic. The entrance to the Pasadena park is shown here. (Google Maps)

PASADENA, MD - Fort Smallwood Park on Monday won an award for protecting its eroding shoreline. Engineering News-Record, an industry publication, named this stabilization effort 2023's best water and environmental project in the Mid-Atlantic.

Engineering News-Record, also known as ENR, said the park had lost 2.8 acres of land before this $4.5 million shoreline fortification. This 19-month build spanned three phases from 2020 to 2022. The phased closures let parts of the park stay open while workers placed jetties, sand and greenery along 4,650 linear feet of shoreline.

ENR applauded crews for finishing on time and under budget. ENR said this was a challenge because an October 2021 nor'easter storm brought high water levels that broke a 90-year-old record and forced workers to replenish the damaged beach. 

Read ENR's full story to learn why it awarded the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and its partners at BayLand Consultants & Designers Inc., Rehak's Contracting LLC, EBA Engineering Inc. and Corman Kokosing Construction Co.

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