Action Alert: Show Support For This Friends of Riverview Park Initiative

December 18, 2017 by Pittsburgh Parks

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is sharing this action alert on behalf of the Friends of Riverview Park.


The 2018 Capital Budget for the City of Pittsburgh proposes the allocation of $425,000 to rehabilitate the Department of Public Works (DPW) Depot in Riverview Park (click here for map location). Because the Regional Parks Master Plan (2001) and the Regional Parks Master Plan Update (2014) recommend that the Public Works Depot be moved out of Riverview Park, the Friend of Riverview Park opposes Capital Budget funds being used on this facility.

Join the Friends of Riverview Park in opposing the use of Capital Budget funds for the Riverview Park DPW Depot.

Investing scarce Capital Budget dollars in upgrading a facility that detracts from, rather than adds to, the park is wrong-headed. We support creating a pleasing, safe, and appropriate park entrance befitting of one of our most important regional parks. The Friends of Riverview Park recommends searching for a more suitable DPW depot location as a more appropriate use of these funds, and that in the near future, significant investment be made in the park itself. 

Show your support by signing the action alert before midnight on Monday, December 18th.


Riverview Park