Introducing: the Parks Initiative


Dear Neighbors,

Each summer we at Preservation Pittsburgh like to call attention to the historic resources within our parks by adding significant landmarks to the City's Register of Historic Places.  The Tufa Bridges, Catahecassa Spring, and so many other gems have fascinating stories to tell though each is a small chapter in the history of the parks.  And like these landmarks, the parks themselves deserve recognition for their unique stories and how they contribute to the history of Pittsburgh. 

Currently only one of Pittsburgh's regional parks, Schenley, holds the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but we're working to change that.

In partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and neighbors across the city, we're proud to lead the effort to list Frick, Highland, and Riverview Parks on the National Register of Historic Places by 2020.

We're starting this multi-year effort by first pursuing a listing for Frick Park this fall.  We invite you to learn more about it, and the larger Parks Initiative, through our website and at a community meeting hosted in the Frick Environmental Center (RSVP here)

Preserving a world made of steel made of stone, 

Matthew W.C. Falcone, President