Tag Archives: Environment

The Making of the Great Lawn

If you’ve been to the park recently you may have seen the return of the former great lawn. While the construction is underway it is very important that everyone understand exactly what is going on. Tom Vanderbeck whose company is … Continue reading

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2016 – A Quiet but First Full Year at Great Oak Park

This was the first full year where people could officially enjoy Great Oak Park.  The park opened in June of 2015, giving locals only half a year to fully appreciate.  With the first full thaw of 2016, the park opened … Continue reading

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Proposed: Dog Park

Today’s post has been written by Ryan Schwertfeger, an 18-year-old (soon to be 19) borough resident since 1998, graduated IHHS class of 2013, and currently a freshman at Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA.  In addition to proposing this dog park, … Continue reading

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Little Pond Brook

Oakland has made the commitment that environmental sensitivity is the number one priority towards redeveloping the park.  The task the committee, the mayor & council and the borough have been handed is a monumental one.  There are twenty-six years of … Continue reading

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The Great Lawn and Band Shell

What a great space for the new park, a gathering place where people can come together, sit with lawn chairs and listen to music. Or they can celebrate a graduation, listen to poetry readings or attend a wedding. The great lawn … Continue reading

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Riverfront Environment

After posting the update for the Proposed River Walk on facebook today, some questions/comments arose regarding what might be added to the park.  Mike forwarded an article that was first published in The Record in February 2013 that explains the … Continue reading

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