Friendship Park sits at the core of the Northside Alive neighborhood.
Formerly known as Tank Park, it is beloved by long-time residents. But it has lost some of its community feel in recent years.
Common complaints include the lack of shade and littering in the park. Seeking to revitalize the park, Northside Alive has hired Mahan Rykiel to redesign the space.
In June, residents told the park consultant what they'd like to see in a revamped Friendship Park.
Now it is time for the community to weigh in on the proposed designs.
Here's what you said..
More than 100 people offered their reaction to the Friendship Park redesign plan at our Aug. 27 Block Party. Thanks for joining us!
How does this all work?
Community Action Development Corp. of Bethlehem has hired the Baltimore-based Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc. to help the Northside reimagine Friendship Park, a neighborhood hub.
This park sits at the core of the Northside Alive — formerly dubbed Northside 2027 — area. We hope to make Friendship Park more inviting for everyone from toddlers to cyclists to senior citizens.
This is where you come in! Over the past few months the firm gathered input from residents and area businesses. They learned how you use the park and how it can be improved. They are using this feedback to develop a final design for Friendship Park!
Friendship Park is just one of many initiatives that our Safe & Vibrant Public Realm committee supports.
This group also creates and implements projects centered on streetscape improvements, making designated intersections safer, upgrading local parks and adding green space and public art.