The Pittsburgh Regional Parks Master Plan was developed by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh with tremendous public input

Originally released in 2000, the plan is a 20-year blueprint for park restoration and prioritizes park capital and ecological restoration projects in Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley Parks totaling more than $113 million.

The Master Plan contains a history of each park, environmental conditions, and recommendations for future projects and maintenance.

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Master Plan Update

Envisioning the historic Regional Parks – Frick, Highland, Riverview, Schenley – as cornerstones of a vibrant parks and open space system for a sustainable 21st Century city

On the 10th anniversary of the original Regional Parks Master Plan – A New Ethic of Stewardship, the Parks Conservancy realized that some updates were needed. The original professional team was reassembled, led by LaQuatra Bonci Associates, in conjunction with Heritage Landscapes. Working with City agencies and stakeholders, we reassessed current uses, environmental conditions, and park stewardship. A series of public events re-engaged the community and gathered input. The resulting 2012 Regional Parks Master Plan Update is based on consideration of physical changes, lessons learned, and new ways of thinking. The Update recommends initiatives and projects, provides concept designs, and reinforces standards for design, management, and day-to-day stewardship

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