Baltimore’s Waterfront Promenade represents a unique public and private partnership that has ensured public access to the city’s most cherished natural asset – its harbor. It is a public pedestrian walkway/shared use bicycle path that functions as a waterfront sidewalk for development sites and public spaces that have emerged from the former industrial waterfront. The concept of the eight-mile promenade was established in the 1960’s as a key component in the Inner Harbor Master Plan – a visionary plan that proposed massive redevelopment of land adjacent to the historic harbor that was the basis for the founding of Baltimore in 1729.
The current promenade represents a mixture of public and privately owned land. The information on this page will assist in identifying the status of a specific portion or promenade and whether it is owned and managed by the City of Baltimore or a private entity. The following maps provide a quick reference tool to assist in identifying this ownership information. All complete portions that are privately owned have a corresponding Promenade Easement agreement which outlines the public access the responsibilities of each party involved.
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Promenade Easement Documents
Existing promenade easements on privately owned land can be clicked on below:
Promenade Closure Requests
Individual easement agreements provide for a maximum number of promenade plosures per year for private use. Those requests will be accessible here:
This information is approximate and full agreements should be read in order to determine detailed information.