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Library Pond


The Library Pond is both UMBC’s most important stormwater management facility, treating rain water from all uphill areas of the west side of campus, and one of the most iconic outdoor spaces on the campus. 

The project addresses a deteriorating stormwater facility by:

improving the capacity of the pond through pond dredging

improving water treatment through restored natural filtration and oxygenation

removing invasive species, while enhancing the stream buffer


The project enhances the campus by:

improving the perimeter planting and seating

enhancing walking paths

providing an accessible path from the Walker Avenue Garage to the academic core of the campus

providing campus amenities, like the plaza with a giant chess set

west edge of POND

Night at the POND

Library Pond