Demolition of two vacant buildings near the corner of North Locust Street and East Avenue has started to make room for a new Hagerstown community pocket park, a city official said this week.
City Engineer Rodney Tissue met Tuesday with the Hagerstown City Council to talk about the park’s plans and a suggested name.
In January, the mayor and five-member city council reviewed an initial concept plan and suggested staff meet with people in the neighborhood to get feedback on the park design and name.
Tissue said city staff met Feb. 23 with about 13 residents at Otterbein United Methodist Church. Residents chose a contemporary layout for the park with some tables and appropriate trash receptacles. No lights were requested, but residents wanted a police camera to monitor activities at the park, which would be closed from dusk to dawn.