Mellon Square Video
Click the video player below to view a short film about Mellon Square's development and its importance to Pittsburgh.
The story of Mellon Square, an innovative park created in downtown Pittsburgh in the 1950s. One of the oldest surviving parks built over a parking garage, Mellon Square was designed by landscape architect John O. Simonds as an oasis in a crowded city center. Today's Mellon Square is a deteriorated shadow of its former self, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is working to restore the park and create a plan for its continued maintenance.