We Are Lawrence

South Common in line for makeover

Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 7:15 am

By Lisa Kashinsky lkashinsky@eagletribune.com

LAWRENCE — Standing in the O'Connell South Common last week, Mayor Daniel Rivera reflected on playing hockey at the park while growing up nearby. He called the common a big part of his youth.

But with some parts of the park in need of a facelift, the city is set to seek community input on how to enhance the South Common as part of a process that would lead to an application for grant funding for improvements.

“We have a lot of people who live in walking distance to the park,” Rivera said. “To have it in the condition it is today, it is not suitable for the community.”

 

READ MORE