Additional parks on agenda for Conshohocken’s Borough Council

As recently reported, the Borough of Conshohocken is working towards establishing two pocket parks along Fayette Street in the upper avenues. One would be located on the property of Fritz Lodge at East 8th Avenue and Fayette Street and the second between Santander Bank and Conshohocken United Methodist Church along the western 600 block of Fayette Street (on property owned by Julian Miraglia). On the borough council agenda for the September 7th meeting, under legal matters, is a planned discussion on the license agreements for these two pocket parks.

It also appears additional parks may be coming to the lower end of Conshohocken. Also on the agenda for September 7th is a discussion involving the “Second Avenue Pocket Park” and the “Raymond Ludwig Weinmann Sr. Memorial Park.”

The Second Avenue Pocket Park likely refers to the location of the Family Statue and the Conshohocken Veterans Memorial at West 2nd Avenue and Fayette Street. This area has been home to the memorial since 1928, with the statue added in 1999. Local veterans have been advocating for this memorial to be repaired/updated.

The Raymond Ludwig Weinmann Sr. Memorial Park likely involves the property that surrounds The Outbound Station on three sides (the parking lot, grass areas, and trees). Weinmann’s estate sold the property to the borough earlier this year.

The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the borough hall building at 400 Fayette Street in Conshohocken.