Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8 am – 12 noon, Pinckney and Old West Lawrence Join Forces for Garage Sale Event

Last year, at least 27 households participated.

Link to the current map of participating households

A benefit of the neighborhood-wide sale is that the addresses of all sale locations are publicized. We ask that each Pinckney participant in the sale donate a small portion (15%) of their proceeds to PNA. Last year, we raised almost $90!

If you decide to participate, we ask for your sale to be “open” at least from 8 am to 12 noon. The coordinator for this event, Amber, will need your address (and would like your name, just for her to know you). Please email her at or contact her via cell: 785-218-2280.

September 6, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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This Saturday, Sept. 8th, 10am – 12pm, Walk Pinckney with Lawrence Police Chief Gregory Burns!!

2018 marks our second year of ‘Walk Pinckney’.

The Walk Pinckney event this month is extra special. This month, the Lawrence Chief of Police, Gregory Burns, will be joining us!

As before, we’ll be meeting in the westernmost parking lot of Lawrence Memorial Hospital (the one just north of 4th st). near the sign and trees at the intersection of Arkansas and 4th. From there we will split up and walk a section of the neighborhood.

We will walk door to door throughout Pinckney and introduce ourselves, discuss the Pinckney Neighborhood Association’s upcoming events as well as the PNA’s purpose of connecting residents and making our neighborhood the best it can be.

Be sure to invite your friends and anyone else you think might want to come.

Please let us know via email if you plan to attend:

September 6, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Working Committee to Form with Goal of Implementing New Neighborhood Plan

To follow up on the newly approved Pinckney Neighborhood Plan, we will be forming a working group to begin addressing the strategies outlined in the Plan. The group will meet biweekly or as necessary and will consist of a logistical group leader and members from the neighborhood.
If you’re interested in joining this group, we encourage you to attend the next PNA meeting or email the Board at for more information.
If you’re looking to get involved in tactical work that actively improves the neighborhood, this is your chance!

August 3, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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What kind of neighborhood do we want Pinckney to be?

Neighborhood Plan to be voted on at July meeting

Join us for our July Meeting

Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 am
Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Meeting Room D-South

Join us for the July meeting where we will be VOTING on the new Pinckney Neighborhood Plan.

“The Pinckney Neighborhood Plan strives to enhance livability, to promote smart land use and development, to increase neighborhood connectivity, and to increase access to amenities and facilities.”

A link to the plan (PDF) is here.

The plan is also available online here.

Additionally, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will give a presentation regarding their Sterile Processing Project, we will recap the June picnic and the Fourth celebration, and discuss other important details affecting the neighborhood.

July 13, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Lawrence 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Wednesday, July 4th, 5 pm – 10 pm, at Burcham Park (2nd & Indiana)

(Entry points at the entrance off of Indiana and the trail along the river)

This event is put together by a group of citizens and is made possible by those vendors, sponsors & volunteers who support the event.

Drasko’s, G’s Jamaican Cuisine, BLEND, Mad Greek, Mr. Bacon Bbq, Coney Island Hot Dogs, La Parilla, Kona Ice, JB’s Taco’s, Torched Goodness

The Lawrence Jaycee’s will be engineering the fireworks show will be displayed after the sun goes down! (after 9:30pm)

Bands and Dj from the stage, Buskers, Face Painters, Balloon Art, Hoop Mamas and an inflatable kid zone!

Getting to the event…

  • Consider biking to Burcham or walking to try to alleviate some of the traffic congestion.
  • Off-site parking – A Shuttle Bus will pick-up at the Library parking garage and drop off at Burcham Park and run a continuous route from 4:30-11
  • Avoid Indiana Street – If driving, consider turning on another street beside Indiana.
  • Parking – The flat grassy area near the hill in Sandra Shaw will be used for ($10) paid parking
  • Free ADA Parking – The gravel parking lot behind the water treatment plant will be used for ADA parking.

Other things to consider…

  • Can you bring chairs to the event? Yes, you may bring a folding chair, camping chair or blanket to sit on for the event.
  • Are Pets allowed? No. We love our pets, but due to the nature of the event and the stimulus involved with a Fireworks show, we can’t allow Pets. (We will allow tagged support animals)

Cleanup after the event

  • Event staff will perform park/parking clean-up on the night of the 4th.
  • Event staff will also have a second crew coming in on July 5th at 10 am to do a 3hr walk around the neighborhood.  Any neighborhood help is welcome and appreciated!
  • Police will be patrolling the neighborhood and have a presence at the park.  We’re hoping for no fender benders.

Click here for more information:

Click here for more information about the Pinckney Traffic Plan

Click here or image below to view event map

June 29, 2018 · Phil Jones · No Comments
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Annual Pinckney Neighborhood Picnic

Free neighborhood-wide gathering!   Fun activities for all ages! Donations for the Food Drive are encouraged!

Please join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, June 9 in Clinton Park for the annual Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic!


We Provide: Hot dogs, Veggie Dogs, Soda, Water, Plates, Cups, Napkins, etc.

You Bring: It’s a Potluck! Bring a Side Dish, Dessert or Munchies


Bounce House – Face Painting – Arts & Crafts


The annual potluck picnic is a wonderful time to meet Pinckney residents from all corners of the neighborhood. Be sure to remind and invite your friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair and take time to relax and visit.


We need a little help to make the picnic a success. Can you help with face painting, kids craft table, bounce house supervision? We have the supplies – we just need you!

Please email:

Or call/text Pat Miller at 785-550-6059 or Kim Heck 785-331-9868


Anderson Rentals, Checkers, Dillon’s, HyVee & Fast Lane!

May 31, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Help us Clean Pinckney – May 5th

This Saturday, May 5th, Pinckney will have its annual Neighborhood Clean Up. All Pinckney residents are welcome to join us. We will meet at the Clinton Park shelter at 10:00 am and disperse from there to Sandra Shaw, Woody, Constant, and Burcham Parks.

May 2, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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PNA welcomes new Vice President and Communications Coordinator, and returning Secretary

Please welcome Dustin Stumblingbear as the new Vice President of PNA! Dustin was elected for a two year term at PNA’s annual meeting in February. He is very enthusiastic about the great work-life balance our neighborhood offers and he looks forward to helping Pinckney Neighborhood grow and thrive.

We’re also very grateful that Kim Heck accepted another two year term as the PNA Secretary. Kim has steadfastly kept track of PNA’s meeting outcomes and kept us organized and up-to-date. Thank you, Kim!

Bart Littlejohn and Pat Miller continue in their roles and PNA President and Treasurer, respectively, for the remaining year of the their two year terms.

We are also very excited to announce that Phillip Jones has been selected as PNA’s new Communications Coordinator! Phil, who is a Pinckney resident, brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience with various media outreach resources. Please welcome Phil and look forward to a fun and invigorated PNA media presence!

Do you have a suggestion, questions or concern about Pinckney Neighborhood, or a shout-out or announcement to share with your neighbors? Please drop us a line at:


March 17, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! Take a Quick Survey about Pinckney Neighborhood

Pinckney Neighborhood Association is gathering important information and ideas from residents to help update the Pinckney Neighborhood Plan. This survey is meant to capture the wants and needs of Pinckney Neighborhood residents. All information is kept private and only used to build a framework for the Pinckney Neighborhood Plan update.

By taking 5 minutes of your time to fill out this survey, you are helping create the future of your neighborhood!

Here is a link to the survey:

Please take the survey and share it with other Pinckney Neighborhood residents!

If you have any questions, please contact PNA at:

March 6, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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City Housing Study – Take the Resident Survey Online

The City of Lawrence has engaged BBC Research & Consulting to complete a housing study for the City. This study will be used as a tool to help prioritize affordable housing needs. The City encourages residents to complete an online resident survey, which will help provide valuable information to the consultants. The survey data will go directly to BBC Research & Consulting and the information compiled for the housing study report.

Please take a few minutes and complete the survey and feel free to share the survey link with other residents. If you have participated in the phone survey that is being conducted, your feedback will be noted as part of that effort and there is no need to complete this online version. The consultants are utilizing surveys and focus groups to conduct outreach in various ways to engage as many residents as possible as part of the study.

Questions about the study can be directed to Diane Stoddard, Assistant City Manager, or 785-832-3413.

February 28, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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