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Lindner Park is a 2 acre space which is situated on a rectangular plot[1] , in line with the neighborhood’s design[2].  Lindner Park is in fact, its own neighborhood, though it is the smallest in the town of Carlisle[3].  The park consists of trees which are nonpatterened, which allows the park to have a natural blend and not appear closed off to the neighborhood that surrounds it. The park has play features for children, a walking path, benches, and a rest area.  It is possible to see directly from one end of the park to another, which may provide an enhanced sense of security for parents in particular.  The location is highly residential, as it is generally made up of three- to four-bedroom homes[4]. Most of the residents living here are mixed ages[5]. The area is one of the most family-friendly areas in the state, thanks to low crime rates and owned single-family homes[6].  Those who live in the neighborhood appreciate it for its proximity to downtown, beauty, charm, and family friendly environment[7].

As the first park in Carlisle, Lindner’s design set an important tone for the town’s culture[8].  The park was erected because of Lindner’s commitment to local floriculture[9].  It was a project that was parallel to Lindner’s greenhouses which were described as “modern and of magnificent size” at 30×300 feet[10].  The purposes of both ventures was highly educational.  Lindner Park held every species of tree known to Cumberland Valley[11].  The greenhouse held diverse plants, particularly flowers[12].  Both were open to children of the public schools, Dickinson College students, and the Indian Training School in 1902[13].  Lindner Park was also was massively appreciated by residents and elites[14]. Lindner was praised at the park’s official dedication.  His park was said to be “worthy of the dignity and character of Carlisle.”[15] Because of this, Lindner Park had a significant community impact upon its founding.

 

  1. “CARLISLE BOROUGH BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN TRAIL NETWORK MAP.” CUmberland VAlley Trail Network. Carlislepa.org. 2013. []
  2. “Lindner Park, Carlisle, PA neighborhood.” Nextdoor. []
  3. “Lindner Park, Carlisle, PA neighborhood.” Nextdoor. []
  4. “Carlisle, PA Neighborhood Overview.” Livability. October 5, 2012. []
  5. “Carlisle, PA Neighborhood Overview.” Livability. October 5, 2012. []
  6. “Carlisle, PA Neighborhood Overview.” Livability. October 5, 2012. []
  7. “Carlisle, PA Neighborhood Overview.” Livability. October 5, 2012. []
  8. Jordan, John W , and Thomas L. Montgomery. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography: Illustrated, Volume 2. Vol. 2. PA: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []
  9. Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw’s American statesman and public official year-book, 1907-1908; a record of the lives of the United States executive. Chicago, IL: American Publishers Association, 1907. []
  10. “Carlisle, PA.” The American Florist: A Weekly Journal for the Trade 19 (August 2, 1902): 24. []
  11. Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw’s American statesman and public official year-book, 1907-1908; a record of the lives of the United States executive .. Chicago, IL: American Publishers Association, 1907. []
  12. “Carlisle, PA.” The American Florist: A Weekly Journal for the Trade 19 (August 2, 1902): 24. []
  13. Jordan, John W , and Thomas L. Montgomery. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography: Illustrated, Volume 2. Vol. 2. PA: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []
  14. Jordan, John W , and Thomas L. Montgomery. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography: Illustrated, Volume 2. Vol. 2. PA: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []
  15. Jordan, John W , and Thomas L. Montgomery. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography: Illustrated, Volume 2. Vol. 2. PA: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. []