Lawrenceville is home to 2 of the City’s beautiful parks, Arsenal and Leslie.
Arsenal is a 20-acre park with baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, and is the site of seasonal offerings including a Farmers’ Market and Cinema in the Park, as well as community celebrations like Independence Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Back-to-School Bash, and other events throughout the year. Arsenal also has a rich history – it is named after the Allegheny Arsenal, which was housed in an area including the current day park. The site stored some 80,000 small arms and was the site of a tragic explosion in 1862.
Leslie is a smaller park located on 46th above Butler Street. It features a baseball field and playground
The community completed masterplanning processes for both parks in 2015, and Lawrenceville United is currently working with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to raise funds for the implementation of the plans. View the plans for Arsenal Park and Leslie Park.