Baker Park takes up about 40 acres of land in the historic part of downtown Frederick. The park has a pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground, and picnic areas. There are a few sites of interest inside the park including Carroll Creek, Culler Lake, the Joseph D. Baker Bell Tower, and the Band Shell.

Carroll creek runs through Baker Park and has two bridges for pedestrians to cross the river. One of the bridges is a covered bridge which was built in the 1960s to replace an older bridge. The Swinging Bridge was built in 1875 to cross the creek at Bentz street. It was moved in 1928 to its current location.

Culler Lake is a man-made body of water that was originally named Kidwiler Pond. On one side of the pond is a boat house called the Skaters’ Shelter, and in the middle of the pond is a lighted fountain. The area around the pond is one of the best spots to sit during the July 4th Fireworks which are held here each year.

The Joseph D. Baker Bell Tower is located on the eastern side of the park. It was built in 1941 using Baltimore County granite. The Bell Tower is 70 feet tall and has 49 bells (originally it had only 14). It is considered to be the largest instrument in Maryland. You can hear the bells every day. On Sundays there are special performances.

The Band Shell is an amphitheater which is used throughout the year. It was built in 1990 and recently renovated. There are a lot of concerts at the Band Shell during the summer. These are free, just like the other events held in the park throughout the year.

Address: 121 N Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701

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