Once a defunct gas station, this space is a popular location for neighbors to "hang" or for community events. The gazebo is the focal point of the garden, which also includes a kitchen/concessions stand.
The garden is a project of the Hazelwood Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of this city neighborhood.
Hazelwood takes its name from the hazelnut trees which once flourished along the Monongahela River. Among the first settlers, was John Woods, a politician who built his "Hazel Hill" estate in 1784. In 1869 Hazelwood was incorporated into the city, and by the following year the railway had spurred iron and steel industries, railroading, boatbuilding and the river trade.
While the park is open daily, the gazebo is only open for events. Call for more information.
Free parking is available on Johnston and Second Avenue.