The Neighborhood

About the Neighborhood

The Pinckney Neighborhood is bounded by the Kaw on the east, I-70 on the north, Iowa Street/McDonald Drive on the west and 6th Street on the south.   There are approximately 1700 households in the Neighborhood.  The City of Lawrence 2010 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report estimated the population within the Neighborhood at approximately 3,850.

Four wonderful parks are located in our Neighborhood:  Burcham Park, Clinton Park, Constant Park and Woody Park. Pinckney Neighborhood is also the home base for many artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs.  Our neighborhood is perfect for taking walks (with or without your dog), jogging, bicycling, gardening, and simply enjoying family, friends and life!

Also within the Pinckney Neighborhood: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Lawrence/Douglas County Health Department, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Douglas County Dental Clinic, USD 497 District Office Building, Pinckney Elementary School, Veritas Christian School, Brook Creek Learning Center, and Children’s Learning Center.


The Pinckney Neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city. It bears the former name of 6th Street. Until 1912, 6th Street was named Pinckney Street after a Revolutionary War Hero. PNA is gathering information about historical figures, buildings and locations, and other fascinating and interesting people, places and events in the Neighborhood, which will be posted on the Pinckney History and Voices of Pinckney pages.  Your ideas and information are greatly welcome!