When Mayor Patty Lawler initiated a project to develop a Pocket Park on Depot Street in Clarks Summit, she reached out to several community partners. A pocket park is developed land that can be publicly utilized by the community. These parks are commonly developed on irregular land or a vacant lot. Mayor Lawler saw potential in the space on Depot St. to serve as a community gathering place. The Architectural Drafting & Design students, under the supervision of Mr. John DeAngelis, created the drawing plans for the proposed pocket park and received an award at the Mayor’s brunch on April 18, 2015. Those who also contributed include the Lackawanna County commissioners, the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors, the State Street Grille, and the Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission.
The project was officially finished in September of 2015. The park includes benches for sitting, a picnic are, a Little Free Library, and decorative landscaping. It is located on Depot St. in Clarks Summit behind State Street Grill.