$3 million to upgrade trails in Pittsburgh parks

April 30th, 2010
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Trail construction is under way in the city’s four regional parks as part of a $3 million project managed by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Public Works Department.

As work continues, trails are closed in Schenley Park (Lower Panther Hollow, Upper Panther Hollow, Upper Hollow Run); Frick Park (Upper Braddock, Lower North Braddock, Lower South Braddock, Jeep); Highland Park (Butler Street); and Riverview Park (Mairdale, Bob Harvey).

Lower Hollow Run and the Steve Faloon Trail in Schenley Park are completed and open to the public, as is the Falls Ravine Trail in Frick Park.

Crews are installing nearly 100 new signs throughout the four regional parks. In addition to directional signs, new interpretive signs will provide information about park history, wildlife and restoration projects.

Funding was secured by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Mike Doyle, and the Parks Conservancy raised about $700,000 in matching donations from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, local foundations, corporations and others.