Northeast Fountain

The Northeast Fountain restoration is part of a long-range master plan to restore Pittsburgh’s oldest park and to spur continued revitalization of the Northside community. The project, comprising approximately one city block, includes reconstruction of the historic fountain and surrounding gardens, as well as installation of new pathways and signage, benches, lighting, and other amenities. Now completed, the Northeast Fountain project has transformed this highly visible corner of the Northside into a community focal point, and greenspace overflowing with vitality and promise.

Project Highlights

  • Reconstruction of the fountain in the North Commons to its original 1868 design: a 50-foot circular basin, with a rim of heavy cast stone.
  • Large Grecian vase at the center with a tall central jet and eight smaller jets around the inside of the basin.
  • Four ornamental planting beds hug the fountain’s rim.
  • The landscape plan rehabilitates the lawn and restores the magnificent tree canopy with historic trees as well as trees that are resistant to weather and disease.

Programming Schedule

DUE TO THE COVID-19 GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, ALL SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.