Manchester Street Park-Construction Update


We have play equipment!

Lots of great work on site as we start to come into the home stretch. As you can see from this photo and tons more on Flickr the playground equipment is about fully installed. The safety surfacing still needs to be installed around it as well as the final coat of asphalt for the paved areas. The trees and landscaper could be on site very soon as well. The greatest news though is that the City of Lawrence received an additional commitment of funding from the EPA!

In addition to the colorful new park equipment and our turtle and bird friends, there are wild irises blooming along the pond edge as well as what may be marsh marigolds in the pond. What seemed to be a colorless sad site is really changing into something inviting, lush, and vibrant.

This month's Green Drinks-at 60 Island Street and Union Crossing!

This month’s Lawrence Green Drinks- a social networking event for people interested in sustainability held the fourth Wednesday of each month- will be held at 50/60 Island St.

  • Wednesday May 27th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • During this event there will be a tour of the Union Crossing buildings and site.

Manchester Street Park-Construction Update

What a great week out at the park site. I have put a lot of pictures at our Flickr site today so check that out. This week we've seen initial paving for the parking area and playground, concrete work in the overlook, granite curbing, loam spreading, electrical wiring, and phone service installation(fingers crossed).
To the left there is the view today from the overlook back toward the bank. Those gentlemen are installing the wooden guide rails along the Spicket Greenway. The image at the bottom is "Jimmy B" who posed for the camera and hoped I was from the Eagle Tribune-sorry to disappoint but his concrete work is top notch.

CSA Press Release

GROUNDWORK LAWRENCE AND FARMER DAVE’S OF DRACUT
TEAM UP AGAIN TO OFFER ‘FRESH PRODUCE TO GO’ IN LAWRENCE

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Makes Eating Locally Easy

Share-a-Share Program Spreads the Health

Manchester Street Park - Construction Update

We're moving along out at the park site-the entire space is really starting to take shape. Next week we'll have some pavers on site, so the form of the parking, pathway, and playground area will be installed. Soon the equipment for the play area and the gazebo will be on site as well, so you can see some vertical construction.

Groundwork Lawrence CSA on the web!

We're offering more Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares this year than ever before! We're working hard to make the CSA accessible to as many folks as possible so that people living in Lawrence and surrounding communities can have easy access to fresh, local produce. Our information has gone up on a few different websites and blogs, including Local Harvest and the blog of one of our CSA member's at studio-e.