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Schenley Plaza

Located between the Carnegie and Hillman Libraries and the Cathedral of Learning and Frick Fine Arts Building is Schenley Plaza, Oakland's green oasis. The Plaza's features include:

Used as a parking lot for decades, the five-acre Schenley Plaza was restored to its intended use by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and its community partners in 2006. A second phase of the Plaza's revitalization, the restoration of the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, was completed in 2008. Future plans for the site include the restoration of the Magee Memorial Fountain in front of the Carnegie Library. A full-service restaurant, The Porch at Schenleyopened in the Plaza in the fall of 2011.


  • Silver Award for Environmentally Sustainable Projects from The International Awards for Livable Communities (2009)
  • IDA Pinnacle Award for Public Space from the International Downtown Association (2009)
  • Commonwealth Award (Silver) from 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Best Place to Hang Out from The Pitt News (2008)
  • 10 Best Bet Award from / Trusted Advice for Travelers (2008)
  • Dominion Community Impact Award (2006)


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