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