Lawn and Ophelia Storm water parklet - 1 Lawn Street

Developer: City of Pittsburgh

Project Summary: The city and PWSA is transforming the parklet at Lawn and Ophelia streets from an active recreation area to a naturalized public space for stormwater management with rain gardens, vegetated curb bump-outs, and native meadow plantings. PWSA presented their plans for the parklet to the Oakcliffe resident group and will go before the arts commission on March 27. The presentation revealed that the bump out on Ophelia has been reduced to two spaces, trees are being added to the island on Forbes, and they have lost some of the perennial planting along the walkway to Lawn St. They hope to have procurement by the end of March and shovels in the ground in June.