Mayo WRF Park (Water Reclamation Facility) is approximately 115 acres and is located between Loch Haven Road and Selby Heights Drive and Maryland Route 214. As with Glebe Heights, this site is to be decommissioned as a reclamation facility. It is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, South River Farms Park and commercial areas. The Johnson Property (also known as Gresham) sits within the boundary of WRF. It was the home of Captain Isaac Mayo and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are existing buildings on the site as well as the water treatment facilities that include peat filters, emergent wetland filters, sand filters, and water tanks. The property is predominantly wooded and only the open areas with relatively flat slopes are where the filtrationfacilities and buildings are located.
The Master Plan developed for the site provided for access from Loch Haven Road via the existing Pure Water Way and a new access from Maryland Route 214 that would tie into Pure Water Way. A 10 foot wide Hike Bike Trail would parallel the roadway and tie into activities on site. The proposed improvements included:
- 3 Lighted Multi-purpose fields 220’ x 360’
- 2 Lighted baseball Diamonds with 200’ Foul Lines & 70’ baselines
- 2 Lighted Multi-purpose Courts (basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Bocce Ball etc.)
- 3 Tot Lots/Playgrounds
- 6 Picnic Pavilions
- Individual Picnic Tables
- 10’ wide Hike/Bike Trail Connecting to South River Farm Park, Loch Haven Park and Glebe Heights Park
- 2 New Restrooms (Ex. Restrooms in Headquarters building)
- Concession/Storage Building
- Maintenance Facility Parking for 547
- Access to Gresham through the Park
- Parking at Gresham for 45
- Stormwater Management Facilities
A Construction Phasing Plan was also prepared for this site.