You help make Pittsburgh’s riverfronts cleaner, safer and more fun for everyone.

Riverlife is working with you to make Pittsburgh’s waterfronts great public destinations that we can all enjoy. We’re a nonprofit organization that collaborates with property owners, local government, and community groups to create new parks, trails, real estate development, and riverfront art and events. Our main focus is Pittsburgh, but we also work with waterfront towns and cities throughout the region.

Our riverfronts are the front door to our city.


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What’s Happening on Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts

Important update for Party at the Pier: Location change due to weather forecast

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Due to the weather forecast calling for sustained thunderstorms and possible hail throughout Thursday and Friday, Party at the Pier has been moved inside Rivers Casino for the comfort and safety of…

North Shore Trail Advisory, August 16-18

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Riverlife announces the following detour for the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the North Shore due to a special event, in effect from 8:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2018 through 5:00…

Volunteers needed for Party at the Pier on August 17

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Riverlife seeks volunteers for our upcoming fundraiser Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Riviera Dolce on Friday, August 17! Here’s a chance to support our work on the riverfronts AND earn…

Pittsburgh City Council votes to approve RIV riverfront zoning legislation

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On Friday, July 31, 2018, Pittsburgh City Council voted to PASS the “RIV” legislation to update Pittsburgh’s riverfront zoning. After an almost two-year public process led by City Planning that…

Riverlife teams up with Hello Neighbor to welcome new friends to Pittsburgh’s riverfronts

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On a sunny Sunday in early July, Riverlife partnered with Hello Neighbor for the second year in a row to welcome the Hello Neighbor Cohort to Pittsburgh’s rivers.  Hello Neighbor improves…

City Council to vote on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. Your help is needed.

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Early next week City Council is considering a vote on the “RIV” to update Pittsburgh’s riverfront zoning. The RIV was crafted by Pittsburgh City Planning after an almost two-year-long public process…

Riverfronts for Everyone: Video Gallery

Video: These five ingredients make Pittsburgh’s riverfronts amazing

Riverlife works to make Pittsburgh’s riverfronts cleaner, safer and more fun for everyone. In less than two minutes, you’ll find out the five ingredients it takes to make Pittsburgh’s riverfronts amazing (and enjoy some beautiful shots of our city’s waterways as well!)

Video: Introducing the vision for Strip District Riverfront Park

Now is a key moment to work with Strip District land owners to establish public waterfront access along the Allegheny Riverfront from 11th Street to the 31st Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Featured Projects

Rachel Carson Bridge shines with colorful Energy Flow lights as fireworks explode.

“Energy Flow” on the Rachel Carson Bridge

Innovation and artistic beauty make one of Pittsburgh’s famous bridges shine! Energy Flow is a lighting installation on the Rachel Carson Bridge that debuted at Comcast Light Up Night November 18, 2016 and continues throughout 2017. Energy Flow a collaboration between environmental artist Andrea Polli and Ron Gdovic of WindStax, a Pittsburgh-based wind turbine manufacturer, with project support from Riverlife and other partners.