MICA-backed effort aims to bring mini golf to Station North - Technical.ly Baltimore

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May 13, 2016 9:30 am

MICA-backed effort aims to bring mini golf to Station North

The only putt-putt in Baltimore city would be located at four sites.

In praise of putt-putt.

(Photo by Flickr user Daniel X. O'Neill, used under a Creative Commons license)

The coming summer serves as yet another reminder that Baltimore city is lacking mini golf. By next year, a pair of Station North orgs wants to fill that hole.

MICA and the Station North Arts and Entertainment District are teaming up to create a mini golf course at four sites in the neighborhood. The temporary eight-hole course will be an art installation, but it’ll also be a course that you can play real-life putt-putt.

The effort received a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the design. It’s a step toward bringing the project to fruition, but officials are seeking additional funding.

Each of the four sites is slated to have two holes, and be located within a six-block radius of Penn Station. Teams including an artist, students and a coach from FutureMakers will design each of the holes.

According to Station North Arts and Entertainment District Development Manager Amelia Rambissoon, the idea for the project arose after residents talked about the need for projects that catered to youth and families in the area during the nonprofit’s listening sessions.

“Mini golf was considered the best approach to build off of previous programming at Penn Station Plaza, which has already begun reconnecting to the district, and because it encourages players to move throughout the four sites to explore the artistic spaces and businesses in Station North,” Rambissoon said via email.

The course is aiming to open in spring 2017.

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