Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Progress & Schedule

Work is finally underway in the park! After 3+ years of fundraising, planning, coordinating, redesigning and more work we finally can see that something is actually happening.  We are posting the current schedule but exact dates may change due to weather and other factors the construction company might need to adapt to.  Most of the core construction is likely going to be finished by mid-September although a few building projects are likely going to be completed by volunteers (picnic tables, planters, 1 stone grill) so those may be installed after that point.

We are starting to plan a grand opening event but won’t confirm a date until we can be sure the park will be available.  We will likely aim for early October if possible.  In the spring, we will want the community garden to be available for personal plots.  We are still working out details on that and we would love to have others help us organize this undertaking.  Please email carlislewestside@gmail.com if you would be interested in helping get the community garden up and running.Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 7.05.09 PM

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These 2 trenches will be long, low, stone seating with lights embedded
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These 2 trenches will be long, low, stone seating with lights embedded
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The area north of the current play structure will be the new natural play area with boulders, decks, a climbing net all creatively landscaped to mimic the terrain of our Pennsylvania landscape that is made up of ridges and valleys.
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A few trees were removed to clear and area for the play area and organized parking lot but 4 additional will be planted in place of them when work is completed.
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The path will wrap about the green space and will measure about 1/8th mile. It will curve around the back of the baseball area.
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The sign will be moved to the corner of Birch and Lincoln alleys.
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The path will have an extension from the pavilion so it will be accessible from the handicapped parking space.
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The path will have an extension from the pavilion so it will be accessible from the handicapped parking space.
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The pavilion pad will be expanded on all sides and 2 new grills will be added in the front area.
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Additional community garden beds will be built and a fence will be constructed that will keep the area somewhat protected. These plots will be available for neighbors who want to grow their own plots. Additional food bearing shrubs and trees will be planted through out the park that will be available for any resident to harvest from though.
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Additional community garden beds will be built and a fence will be constructed that will keep the area somewhat protected. These plots will be available for neighbors who want to grow their own plots. Additional food bearing shrubs and trees will be planted through out the park that will be available for any resident to harvest from though.
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Dickinson College is donating some of these boulders for the natural play area.
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Dickinson College is donating some of these boulders for the natural play area. Some of beautiful geodes embedded in them.
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Dickinson College is donating some of these boulders for the natural play area. Some of beautiful geodes embedded in them.

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