Right now, Pittsburghers have the chance to plan for an even better Schenley Park.
When the City and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) identified areas within the park that could help to alleviate some of our city's stormwater issues, we saw a huge opportunity for park users. The purpose of green infrastructure isn't just to keep water from entering our sewer system; it's to enhance our shared public places.
Community input is key in ensuring the best designs for the restoration of Panther Hollow Lake and a recreated stream in Junction Hollow -- two projects recommended in the City-Wide Green First Plan. Over the past year, we've gathered feedback at public meetings and walks in the park to create preliminary designs for these exciting projects.
Now, we need your help. Tell us what you think about these park areas, and how you'd like to see them improve by taking a brief survey. Survey responses will be collected through Friday, October 20th, and findings will be presented at a future public meeting.
Want to learn more about our work in the Four Mile Run Watershed and Schenley Park? Head this way.
Erin Copeland, Senior Restoration Ecologist with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy