City Of Lawrence


O'Connell South Common

O'Connell South Common, located at the intersection of South Union Street and Market Street, is named for Lawrence native, Private First Class Philip J. O’Connell. Born June 25, 1887 PFC O’Connell was a surgical assistant assigned to Medical Detachment of the 39th infantry, 4th division, who lost his life on August 1, 1918 during the Aisne-Marne Offensive of World War I. The O'Connell South Common is a large park containing several different facilities for the enjoyment of the citizens of Lawrence, from baseball fields, to a street hockey rink; there is even a bandstand at the front of the Common dedicated to the memory of Private Roland H. Vanderkerkove who was killed in action during the Battle for Mortain France during World War II. There is on street parking available, and plenty of picnic tables and facilities for a full afternoon of fun.

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Park Information

Name: O'Connell South Common
Location: intersection of South Union Street and Market Street
Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Fields: Yes
Field types: 2 softball, 1 football/soccer
Dugouts: Yes
Spectator Seating: Yes
Tennis Courts: No
Basketball Court: Yes
Lights: No

Playground: Yes
Surface: woodchips Jungle-Gym Yes
Slide: Yes
Swings: Yes
Monkey Bars: Yes
Picnic Tables: Yes
Other: Volleyball court, bandstand
Fence: waist high chain link around playground

Restrooms: Yes
Type: porta-potties
Handicapped Accessible: No

Parking: On street
Number of spaces: Not Applicable
Number of handicapped spaces: Not Applicable
Paved: Not Applicable