Harford Streams
Green Choices. Healthy Streams.

Courthouse Rain Garden 

The Courthouse Rain Garden is a collaborative project between Harford Streams and Harford County Planning and Zoning.  Additional partners include Town of Bel Air, Harford County Master Gardeners, Kollar Nurseries, and Ecotone. This project demonstrates the implementation of green infrastructure practices as documented in the County’s Green Infrastructure Plan (2018).

The purpose of this demonstration project is to improve stream health by removing pollutants from parking lot runoff while providing a large scale example of how a rain garden could be incorporated into commercial or even residential properties; This project not only improves stream health but also improves aesthetics.

Pre-construction pictures

Before - streetview

Before - parking lot view

Project Location 

Vicinity Map

Project Design Rendering 

Proposed - streetview

Proposed - parking lot view

Project Design (90% complete) 

Pages from Combined Pre-Final Set