Love Highland Park? Take The Heth's Run Survey!

June 16, 2016 by Lauryn Stalter

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh on an exciting new project: a concept design for Heth's Run Valley.

But wait... what's Heth's Run? 

Located between the Morningside and Highland Park communities, Heth's Run is a sizable swath of Highland Park. A former stream valley that extends from the Allegheny River to Heth’s Park, this area includes the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium parking lot. Here's a map for context:

Heth's Run Map

Beginning with the Regional Parks Master Plan (2000, 2015), there have been a number of planning efforts for this part of Highland Park. All have proposed a restored entrance, improved parking, and increased recreational facilities. 

We need you to help shape the future of Heth's Run. Imagine what this incredible space -- now an asphalt parking facility and construction material storage -- would look like as a grand park entrance that plays a major role in capturing stormwater. Right now, public input is being collected to shape the concept design for Heth’s Run.

The design, to be completed in fall 2016, will make specific recommendations to incorporate recreation space, green infrastructure, trail and neighborhood connectivity, and transportation needs in Heth's Run. Your input is vital to creating this concept design. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think through the survey by July 22nd:


Want to learn more about Heth's Run and this incredible project? Click here!

Highland Park, Park Design, Stormwater and Green Infrastructure