ACTION ALERT: Help make your parks a funding priority
Your extraordinary parks are gaining the national recognition that they deserve. Just this year, the Trust for Public Land announced that out of 100 U.S. cities, Pittsburgh’s parks rank 23rd – up 16 spots from last year.
Right now, you can keep this momentum going! Share your park priorities for the 2019 Capital Budget.
This month, the City is giving residents the opportunity to submit ideas for Capital Projects. Capital Projects are funded by public monies to design, build, or restore City-owned assets that provide a long-term public benefit. Examples of Capital Projects could be:
- Repaving a cracked basketball court in your neighborhood park
- Making a playground entrance more wheelchair accessible
- Adding trail signs and maps where needed
- Installing more recycling bins near baseball fields
- Incorporating green infrastructure into parks to address regional stormwater issues
Three ways to submit a Capital Project idea on behalf of your parks
1. Submit your idea through the form below. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will compile and submit all comments directly to the City of Pittsburgh. Comments submitted via this form will be collected through June 19th, 2018.
2. Submit your idea through the City of Pittsburgh's Balancing Act tool. This unique tool is designed to allow residents to submit their ideal budget to the City. Submissions through this form will be shared with City officials. Submit your park-specific comments in the 'Park Projects' section of the tool. Note that your budget must be balanced in order to submit!
3. Attend one of the two Capital Budget Deliberative Forums, where City officials will be collecting ideas:
June 13 | 6 - 8:30 PM | Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Robert S. Foltz Building (118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
June 20 | 6 - 8:30PM | Healthy Active Living Center (122 Virginia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211)