HEBERLIG PALMER PARK GARDEN Free Garden Space Available Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 Free seeds | Free Garden Workshops | Free Water No gardening experience required Space Limited Sign Up Now! West Side Neighbors is excited to offer FREE space in the newly built Heberlig Palmer Park Community Garden. Residents can sign up for a raised garden plot… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Community Garden- Free Space Available
Heberlig Palmer Park is renovated and it is finally time to celebrate! Come out for a fun afternoon in the neighborhood and enjoy the many events we have planned. We will have a small ceremony around 1:30 to thank everyone who made this project possible. https://www.facebook.com/events/309113022785794/ The Grand Opening will include: -HP Park History Exhibit… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Grand Opening Celebration
Work has been moving along nicely in Heberlig Palmer Park this summer. The path is almost completely paved and both parking lots are paved as well. The seating wall is laid out and the lights will be installed in the wall soon so then the wall tops will be added. The natural play area has… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Updates
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… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Progress & Schedule
On April 9th we were planning to hold our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Work Day. Unfortunately the weather was in the 30’s and snowy so we postponed a week and crossed our fingers that it would be successful on April 15th. That Saturday morning the sun was shining and we had around 80 people come out to… Read More Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Photo Gallery-4/15/16
Neighbors and volunteers are again coming together on April 9th to help neighbors in our community with external upgrades around their yard, fences or porches. The first day of helping was an incredible success and we are hoping to replicate this again this year. Please email email@example.com if you have some projects you could… Read More Neighbors Helping Neighbors-Community Day of Helping-4/9/16
The plans for the park upgrade were formally accepted by DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) as they needed to approve everything since they provided us with a $67,500 matching grant. The borough is now accepting bids through February 11th for the construction of the park and bids should awarded early spring for a… Read More Request for Bids-Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation
Hello Neighbors! We have a good agenda with lots of updates for our upcoming meeting next Monday 1/11 6:30pm at Friends Meetings House (252 A St). Please email if you have any additional items you would like to add or just bring them up at the meeting as all ideas and conversations welcome. Tire and… Read More West Side Neighbors Meeting Agenda 1/11- Important Tire & Wheel Site & HP Park Updates
A celebration for the graduation of 5 carpentry students (Layton Brooks, Abdul Nyero, Scott Webber, Nafee Larrimore) who built 3 raised garden beds was held in Heberlig Palmer Park on Saturday October 10th. The 7 week course was part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative that Mayor Tim Scott has been leading. The Employment Skills… Read More HP Park Raised Garden Bed Dedication and Carpentry Certificate Award Ceremony Recap
Saturday, October 10th 1:30 pm Heberlig Palmer Park (131 Lincoln Ave) You are invited to the Basic Carpentry Pilot Program Certificate Presentation and Dedication Ceremony. The Employment Skills Center carpentry students will be awarded their class certificates, and we will be dedicating the new community garden planters that the students built. Join us in celebrating our… Read More HP Park Garden Bed Dedication Ceremony & Carpentry Program Certificate Presentation
We had the pleasure of hosting 40+ Dickinson College first year students for their community service work. They weeded, mulched and planted around the alleys of Heberlig Palmer Park, trimmed low hanging branches, cleaned up litter, mulched and weeded tree wells on neighboring streets and cleared storm drains. They worked extremely hard all afternoon and… Read More Dickinson College First Year Students volunteer in HP Park West Side Neighborhood
The garden is going crazy. We had children help to plant the garden this year and there might be some extra seeds that were started because the space if overflowing. All food is FREE for the taking. Look for peppers, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, swiss chard, tomatillos, basil, cilantro, parsley, oregano and mint. The… Read More HP Park Raised Bed Garden-Free For All!
Good News! We received an email from Mayor Tim Scott that the camera in Heberlig Palmer Park is now live. That means HP Park is now a safer place for park patrons and neighboring homes. When we started working on a plan to improve the park the first priority from residents was to add elements that… Read More Security Camera now live in HP Park
On Monday, June 15th, Chris Chiampi from Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. presented the final design for the park renovation. The design was refined from the original concept that was created in 2013 from feedback from the community. There has always been an area that was set aside for a natural playscape space to expand recreational areas for… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Renovation Design
When: Monday June 15th 6:30pm Where: Heberlig Palmer Park 131 Lincoln Ave (Rain Location Friends Meeting House 252 A St) What: Heberlig Palmer Park Redesign Plans will be presented to the community. The West Side Neighbors started working on a redesign project of Heberlig Palmer Park in March 2013 and after months of fundraising, organizing… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Design-Public Meeting -6-15-15 6:30
We received a wonderful donation of plants from the Penn State Extension – Master Gardeners of Cumberland and Perry Counties. These were leftovers from their recent plant sales. The plants were promptly planted throughout Heberlig Palmer Park. Our raised bed garden now has basil, thyme, hot peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes! Our flower bed and Frog… Read More Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners donate plants to HP Park
On Saturday, May 16th, our community came together for a Day of Sharing, initiated by Project SHARE and Carlisle E-Free Church, to celebrate our community and the opening of Project SHARE’s new Farm Stand. After their initial ideas were laid out, more and more community churches and organizations joined forces to create a day of… Read More Day Of Sharing Recap- Project SHARE Farm Stand Grand Opening & Celebration In HP Park
We are happy to announce that Carlisle Borough has hired Frederick, Seibert & Associates (FSA) to design construction plans for the Heberlig Palmer Park upgrade. They will then oversee the construction as contractors implement the different projects within the park. This project is funded through funds raised from individual, business and grant donations including grants from the Department of Conservation… Read More Frederick, Seibert & Associates, Inc. hired to design Heberlig Palmer Park Construction Plans
Hey Neighbors! Last year we accomplished SO MUCH and the West Side is improving because of the hard work from the people who live here who extended a helping hand. We have raised $157,000 to upgrade Heberlig Palmer Park so those plans will continue to be coordinated by Parks and Recreation with guidance from us this… Read More Brainstorming Ideas for the West Side in 2015
The United Way coordinated with us to send some volunteers from Ahold Corporation to work in the park during their Day of Caring. 15 volunteers worked for 3 hours and painted over the last of the graffiti left on structures along the park, layered Frog Alley with a thick coat of mulch so weeds won’t… Read More United Way Day of Caring-Ahold Volunteers Work in HP Park
Hooray! A year and a half after we started this project and 6 months after we applied for the DCNR grant, we finally have our funding totaling $157,000! We have always made our park revitalization plan flexible so we could still install most elements even if the funding was less than we anticipated. It’s wonderful… Read More Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Awards Heberlig Palmer Park $78,500 Matching Grant
What have YOU done for your neighborhood lately? These 7th and 8th graders are showing how it’s done! They are attending a leadership camp through the YWCA Carlisle and worked for 3 hours in HP Park. They mulched, weeded, planted, and harvested. Take note, these are our leaders of tomorrow! Thanks for the hard work!
It’s official. This will be the first year that fresh food will be growing and freely available to all in a public space in Carlisle. Today we finished planting the raised garden bed and it is filled with delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs. The fruit trees we planted earlier this spring are sprouting small fruit… Read More Fresh Free Food Growing in Heberlig Palmer Park
***Spring Spruce Up Part II will happen Saturday April 19th at 9am. Projects will include building raised garden beds and some other general sprucing up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you can attend. Drop ins won’t be turned away though. thanks!*** This is what COMMUNITY looks like. 94 people came out to clean up the… Read More Spring Spruce Up Success!
Donate Online through Neighbor.ly Donate by Check through the Downtown Carlisle Association We have been working for the last few months preparing for this moment. We have finalized the Park upgrade plan, received approval from Borough Council and Parks and Recreation, and partnered with other organizations to build support. Now, we need to fund this… Read More Our Fundraising Campaign is OPEN!
Donate by Check through the Downtown Carlisle Association Full Park Plan Overview Document Spring Spruce Up Pics Something wonderful is happening on the West Side. Our community is coming together to work on a project that benefits everyone in the neighborhood and it will even have a positive effect for the whole town. Heberlig Palmer… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Project and Fundraising
What: West Side Neighbors Meetings-Heberlig Palmer Park Project When: 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30pm Where: 252 A St (Quaker Church) Upcoming Meeting Dates: Nov. 18th, Dec. 16th, Jan. 20th, Feb. 17th, Mar. 17th, Apr. 21st Last Thursday a few representatives from the West Side Neighbors came to the Parks and Recreation Board meeting to support the park project. We… Read More Heberlig Palmer Park Upgrade (halfway) Approved
Next Meeting: Monday Sept. 16th 6:30pm Where: Quaker Church-252 A st. Guest Speaker: Curtis Hetrick from the East Side Neighbors will discuss how their group organized the upgrades at Biddle Mission Park. This will help us organize our plans, fundraising and documentation based on what was successful for their project. Agenda: (see bottom of post) Wow!… Read More Lots of Park Updates! & Next Steps…
A few weeks back a representative from the West Side Neighbors attended the borough’s Public Safety Meeting to address security concerns in Heberlig-Palmer Tot Lot. The Sentinel wrote an article about it but it wasn’t published in the online edition so we just now got a copy that we can post.
What: West Side Neighbors-Heberlig Palmer Park Project Where: Heberlig Palmer Tot Lot (between N. Pitt St, Lincoln St., N. West St, & A St) When: Monday August 19th 6:30 PM (every 3rd Monday from now on) Who: Everyone, Anyone Two weeks ago we had a productive meeting with community members where we discussed the draft design of the… Read More Regular Meeting Time for West Side Neighbors-Heberlig Palmer Park Project