Ash Street Pocket Park - Community Feedback Opportunity

September 15, 2016

A new pocket park is coming at the southeast corner of Ash Street and Academy Road. The small green space was reimagined as part of the Academy Road Streetscaping Project and this summer the city was able to partner with the Academy Road BIZ to move forward on the project.

The 66-per-cent completed design plans can be found at here:

Layout Plan: L1 Layout Plan 2016-07-28

Grading Plan: L2 Grading Plan 2016 07 28

Park Details: L3 Details 2016-07-27

We are looking for your feedback before the plans are finalized and the physical work on the project begins. 

The park is being designed to echo the Moorish architecture found in the Academy Lanes building next door with patterned bricking, seating elements and raised planters to reflect this historic style. As part of the project, the trees will be pruned and tidied and a pillar with historical markers will be installed that describe the vibrant history of buildings in the area, continuing the development of the Walking Tour Project down Academy Road.

Construction will begin this fall with completion in spring/summer. We look forward to your feedback. Contact us at or 204-986-5236. We look forward to hearing from you.