Community Meeting #1


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Concept 1
PDF (2.03 MB)

ADA access is provided from the sidewalk along 40th Street and via a new path through the existing site wall at 39th street.A small shaded picnic plaza is provided within the Mall at 39th Street and a main entrance to the playground with a restroom/pavilion centrally located.The court playspace includes a basketball court, activity/observation wall and multi-purpose games.The playscape includes a water play zone, a 2-5-year-old play zone, a 5-12-year-old play zone, and a central climbing wall/mound, embankment slide, net climber and boulder scramble.A bridge will connect the park with Arsenal School and, there are exploration paths that circulate through and around the rain gardens, while lawn areas provide passive recreation around the perimeter, and an outdoor classroom is located in the area of the existing canon.

Concept 2
PDF (1.95 MB)

This concept provides a main entrance from the Mall with the restroom/pavilion set back slightly to allow seamless pedestrian flow and visibility. The playscape comprises of a water/spray feature, a 2-5-year-old play zone and a 5-12-year-old play zone. Both play areas include climbing wall/mound, embankment slide, net climber and boulder scramble.This concept brings some of the below grade archaeological features into the ground plane to bring forth some of the site history.The court playspace includes a basketball court, activity/observation wall, and paving games.A bridge will connect the park with Arsenal School and, there are exploration paths that circulate through and around the rain gardens, while lawn areas provide passive recreation around the perimeter, and an outdoor classroom is located in the area of the existing canon. An outdoor classroom is proposed surrounding the existing canon, and accessible access from 40th street. A picnic plaza anchors the Mall along 39th street with an ADA accessible path connection from the sidewalk.

Concept 3
PDF (1.71 MB)

Upon reviewing Concepts 1 and 2, members of the community suggested that consideration be given to a concept that simply improves the conditions of current park assets. Therefore, this concept aims to utilize the existing park features with a focus on upgrading the playground, basketball court, baseball diamond and multi-purpose court.In addition, this concept includes a connection from the Arsenal School, outdoor classroom, restroom/pavilion, and accessible access via 40th street and a dedicated ADA accessible path from 39th Street.

Playground Style 1
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Playground Style 2
PDF (435.13 KB)
Playground Style 3
PDF (392.02 KB)


Background:

The Arsenal Park Master Plan was created in 2015, when Friends of Arsenal Park, a group of dedicated residents and users, organized to transform a deteriorating outdoor space into a meaningful, well-used public gathering place. The plan will be used for a conceptual basis in the upcoming design work.

The Phase I Design will address:

  • Pedestrian connection between school building and Arsenal Park
  • Safe and inviting community access at 40th Street and Davison Street intersection/crossing
  • Provide an ADA accessible path from 40th and Davison entrance to the Mall
  • Restoration of historic stone wall segment from school alley to 40th Street Mall entrance
  • Imaginative playground
  • Picnic shelter/outdoor classroom with restroom
  • Pedestrian lighting and electrical infrastructure for events
  • Park amenities, including site furnishings and signage
  • Integrated stormwater management

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Project Team:

  • Pashek + MTR / Landscape Architecture
  • Ingrid Kanics Inclusive Design / Accessibility
  • Christine Davis Consultants / Archaeology
  • Sci-Tek Consultants / Survey and Civil
  • Graves Design Group / Architecture
  • Santangelo & Lindsay / Lighting
  • Alpine Allegheny / Cost Estimating


Community Partners:

  • Lawrenceville United
  • Lawrenceville Corporation
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Lawrenceville Historic Society
  • Friends of Arsenal Park
  • Tree Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Library
  • Lawrenceville Playgroup
  • Stephen Foster Community Center
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Lawrenceville Family Care Connection
  • York Commons
  • Canterbury Place
  • 9th Ward Youth Association
  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • Three Rivers Wet Weather
  • PWSA
  • Council District 7
  • The Office of State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl
  • The Office of State Rep. Sara Innamorato
  • The Office of State Sen. Wayne Fontana
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of City Planning
  • City Forestry
  • The Office of Mayor Peduto
  • Lawrenceville Stakeholders
  • Better Streets Lawrenceville
  • Bike Pittsburgh
  • Historic Review Commission
  • Stonewall Kickball
  • Young Preservationists Association
  • Preservation Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Association