Action Alert: Speak up for Pittsburgh's oldest park, contender for important state funding
Dedicated as public parkland in 1867, Allegheny Commons is Pittsburgh's oldest park. Steeped in history, Allegheny Commons serves as a gathering space to 17,000 Northside residents; a destination spot for countless visitors to the National Aviary and Children's Museum; and a driver of locally owned business.
Right now, you can help Pittsburgh's oldest park by speaking up for important state funding.
Through the competitive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) state grant program, we've requested support for the following projects in the park:
Fountain restoration: Reconstruct the historic northeast fountain, located at the corner of North and Cedar.
Promenade renovation: Repave, install benches and lighting, and plant new trees.
Bridge reconstruction: Construct a new bridge spanning the railroad near Lake Elizabeth.
Submit your comment in support of Allegheny Commons Park
The public comment period closes on Thursday, March 30th. Voice your support for Allegheny Commons by noon on Tuesday, March 28th to have your comment sent through the form below. Or, submit your own letter by using these guidelines.
All comments will be sent to the Office of Budget. Your comment could make the difference in bringing important funds to Pittsburgh's oldest park, since community support makes a big impact in this funding process. Our 2015 application for the Frick Environmental Center was successful in large part because of the 315 comments Pittsburghers like you submitted.
Thank you for your support!