Arsenal and Leslie Parks Planning: May 2015 Update

The latest updates to the plans for the park reflect continued feedback from the community, including groups like the Lawrenceville Historical Society, who has been represented on the Steering Committee since the beginning of the project. These plans are still a living document, and your input is needed to continue to shape them. We will continue to invite you to participate in the planning process as we move toward the funding and implementation phases. The accompanying narrative from the firm drafting these plans will be available within the next month.

 

As this planning process has been the subject of much community discussion, LU put together an information sheet to keep all residents up to date with the planning process and what has been proposed.

 

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An overhead view of the latest Arsenal Park plan.

Detailed plans below:

Arsenal Plan – May draft

Leslie Plan – May draft

Arsenal and Leslie Parks Planning: April Update

4.2.15 Celebrating a Collaborative Effort

Thank you to the 75+ residents who joined us to celebrate the Arsenal and Leslie Park Master Plan Process last Thursday at The Grey Box Theatre.

Hundreds of community partners, residents, and business owners have dedicated time, energy, and creativity to the process over the past year– which has helped us to create exciting concepts and plans for the future of our parks.

As outlined by Steering Committee members during the event, the plan embraces and preserves our community’s and the Arsenal’s rich history and heritage, offers recommendations to make the park more accessible,  and creates and enhances spaces for residents of all ages to enjoy.  In addition to residents and stakeholder engagement, the process has been guided by a Steering Committee comprised of community representatives and partner organizations, including:  Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation, Lawrenceville Historical Society, Friends of Arsenal Park, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Tree Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Arsenal Pre K – 5, Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, Allegheny County Health Department, Councilwoman Deb Gross, Senators Jim Ferlo and Wayne Fontana, Representative Dom Costa, City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, Department of Public Works, and Citiparks.

We will continue to work on finalizing the plan,  and will be sharing the completed plan with a full narrative in the weeks to come.  To see some of the materials presented at the event last Thursday, see below. The document detailing the measures to be taken for historical preservation is available here: Arsenal_Historic Preservation Text.

We want to give a special thank you to Arsenal Cider House and Matteo’s for providing refreshments, and to Gina at Grey Box Theater for providing the space for our event.  Thanks to all of YOU for attending, for participating in our community meetings and events, and for signing on to Mind Mixer to share your thoughts.  You have helped to ensure that the plan for the park remains community-driven.

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Birds’ eye view of Arsenal Park Concept

Arsenal Park Stone Wall Perimeter

Arsenal Park Stone Wall Perimeter

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Open House Attendees Hear Details of the Plan

Photo credit: Tony Ceoffe

Arsenal and Leslie Parks Planning: March Update

3.11.2015

You are invited to a Community Parks Celebration, Thursday, March 26th, from 6-8pm! The celebration will be held at the Greybox Theater, 3595 Butler Street, and will feature an unveiling of the Arsenal and Leslie Parks master plans.  Enjoy refreshments and celebrate the culmination of a planning process that has engaged residents, business owners, athletic clubs, local schools, park enthusiasts, and countless other stakeholders to ensure that the designs reflect the interests of the community.

3.2.2015

Two open houses were held, February 26 and 28, featuring the latest draft of the plans for Arsenal and Leslie Park. The plans will remain on display in the basement at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville until March 13, 2015. You can view them there or at the links below.

We welcome your questions and feedback! Please direct them to info@lunited.org. The plans will be finalized by the end of March, and will be unveiled at a community celebration on March 26 at 6-8pm. Location is TBD, so check our calendar for details as the date gets closer.

Arsenal Park Plans March 2015

Leslie Park Plans March 2015

Arsenal and Leslie Parks Planning: March Update

3.11.2015

You are invited to a Community Parks Celebration, Thursday, March 26th, from 6-8pm! The celebration will be held at the Greybox Theater, 3595 Butler Street, and will feature an unveiling of the Arsenal and Leslie Parks master plans.  Enjoy refreshments and celebrate the culmination of a planning process that has engaged residents, business owners, athletic clubs, local schools, park enthusiasts, and countless other stakeholders to ensure that the designs reflect the interests of the community.

3.2.2015

Two open houses were held, February 26 and 28, featuring the latest draft of the plans for Arsenal and Leslie Park. The plans will remain on display in the basement at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville until March 13, 2015. You can view them there or at the links below.

We welcome your questions and feedback! Please direct them to info@lunited.org. The plans will be finalized by the end of March, and will be unveiled at a community celebration on March 26 at 6-8pm. Location is TBD, so check our calendar for details as the date gets closer.

Arsenal Park Plans March 2015

Leslie Park Plans March 2015