Fairground Avenue Linear Park Final Designs Approved

Borough Council approved the final designs for the Fairground Avenue Linear Park at their February meeting! Lot A will be home to a skate spot, while Lot D will feature passive recreation features such as swing and glider benches and hammocks. It also will include an accessible play area with inclusive elements and sensory play.

Lot A alongside Fairground Avenue will be transformed into a skate spot. Design elements include a bowl basin 3'-6' deep, great for both beginner and advanced riders. The skate spot also features a radius curb, a hubba ledge, a flat bar/down rail, tier ledge, box ledge, and radius curb. 
Skate Park RenderView the design plan here.

Lot D will be home to a park area that includes an entry plaza, native plantings, benches, and solar lighting. A major feature of Lot D will be an interactive walking path with swing benches, glider benches, and hammocks. The park will also include a play area dedicated to inclusive play equipment.

Lot D Overview
Lot D Overview

Examples of Inclusive Play elements
View the design plans here.

The design process included much input from you in the community! From surveys and online feedback on Engage Carlisle to the monthly Parks & Recreation Board meetings, we heard from skaters, park enthusiasts, and those in the Fairground Avenue neighborhood. This feedback helped the park's contracted designers revise and refine their plans, particularly with the skate spot. The final design for the skate spot is a mixture of bowl and street skating that is suitable for skaters of all levels of experience. While the current space is small, if the skate spot is successful, there could be opportunities for expansion in the future.

You can view the presentation from last night's meeting here:

The next step is putting out bids for construction. We will continue to update you as the process moves along!
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