Lawn & Ophelia Stormwater Project

In Construction Stormwater

The Lawn and Ophelia Parklet is a city-owned park located in the South Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This stormwater project will help to manage 1.5 inches of rain from 1.86 acres of impervious surfaces like roofs and pavement using green infrastructure.

Progress & Status

5%
Construction Complete

After conducting an internal review of an earlier design for this project, we completed the planning process with a new, more cost-effective concept to manage stormwater.

Design Components: 

  • A rain garden with underground stormwater detention (storage) in the parklet
  • Landscaping and additional trees
  • A surface path and seating blocks in the parklet 
  • A crosswalk at the intersection of Lawn and Ophelia streets
  • Drainage improvements in the public right-of-way on Lawn and Ophelia streets

Construction Updates*

  • Please Note: Lead service line replacement work is ongoing in the neighborhood, as part of a separate PWSA construction project. More information is available at lead.pgh2o.com
  • Week of August 8: For the underground stormwater system in the parklet, expect to continue excavation, then install liner, then begin installing the foundation layer of gravel.  
  • Week of August 15: For the underground stormwater system in the parklet, expect to install the foundation layer of gravel.  

*Schedule could change due to weather, unforeseen site conditions, etc.

Financial Partners

  • This project is partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.

Additional Information

Locations & Schedule

Start Date: Construction started July 25, 2022

Completion Date: Construction expected complete in late fall 2022

Work Schedule: Usually 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday (Saturdays possible)

Traffic Patterns: No parking on Lawn and Ophelia streets right beside parklet. One lane of Lawn and Ophelia streets one-way loop around parklet open to local traffic (except brief closures for road work, when traffic flows will be facilitated)

Map of the Lawn and Ophelia project location with the Oakcliffe community

Lawn Street and Ophelia Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

Project Manager :
Maria Natoli
412-255-8800 ext 2604
mnatoli@pgh2o.com

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Education and Outreach Associate :
Elaine Hinrichs
412-738-1887
ehinrichs@pgh2o.com