Blueside Park in Summer – Orton Variation, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from marcus eubanks’ photostream

On Tuesday, March 8th, there will be a community workshop so that residents can view proposed designs for the new neighborhood park and open space network that will serve the Larimer and East Liberty communities. The space will start with a 3-acre neighborhood park at Larimer Avenue and Station Street.

The first public workshop about the park was held in December 2015. At that time, it was agreed that the park system would be a great community asset for existing and new residents and help reinforce the community identity “as a state-of-the-art green community.” Participants at the meeting, expressed their top three interests in having a sports field, a nature walk, and a tie between open space and gardening activities. You can read more about what was discussed at the last meeting here.

The design team for the park combines a national design perspective with local expertise. The lead consultant, Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), is represented by Garlen Capita. WRT is based in Philadelphia and was selected through an open Request for Proposals (RFP) process with input from LCG, Larimer Community Watchers, Kingsley Association, ELDI, and other partners. The WRT team includes four subcontractors: Community Solutions Group, Studio for Spatial Practice, Brean Associates, and Sci-Tek Consultants.

The community workshop will include refreshments, youth activities, and childcare so that the whole family can enjoy the meeting.

Community Workshop
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206