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Dignowity, Lockwood Parks Gets Preliminary OK for Improvements, Merger | TBG featured in the Rivard Report

Elaine Kearney

After nearly four years of planning and advocacy, Dignowity and Lockwood Parks are one step closer to being merged into one park.

The Historic and Design Review Commission gave the project preliminary approval at its Wednesday meeting. The two Eastside parks are located across Burnet Street from one another in the Dignowity Hill Historic District.

The proposed project has shrunk considerably since it was first presented to the Citizens Bond Committee in 2016. Elaine Kearney, managing principal at the local office of landscape architecture firm TBG Partners, said the City allocated $4.1 million to the park improvements project through the 2017 bond program. But that amount fell short of the funding required for the designers’ original vision, she said.

For more on the project, please head over here to the Rivard Report.