Lawn & Ophelia Stormwater Project

In Planning 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 surface.

Progress & Status

Design Complete

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

  • Drainage improvements in the right-of-way of Lawn and Ophelia streets
  • A rain garden located within the parklette
  • Subsurface stormwater detention beneath the rain garden
  • Landscaping
  • Alternate surface path

February 12, 2020 Presentation: Oakcliffe Community Organization


Locations & Schedule

Start Date: Design 2020

Completion Date: Construction 2022 pending budget approval

Google map image of the Lawn and Ophelia project area

Lawn Street and Ophelia Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

Senior Project Manager :
Jim Turner, P.E.
412-255-8800 ext 5997

If you have questions, please contact the Communications Project Manager

Communications Project Manager :
Rebecca Zito