Riverlife is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with property owners, public officials, and community groups to create new parks, trails, real estate development and economic opportunity. While our primary focus is Pittsburgh, we work with waterfront towns and cities throughout the region.
Our riverfronts are the front door to our city.
Riverlife is here to help. What would you like to do on the rivers?
What’s Happening on Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts
Riverfronts for Everyone: Video Gallery
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.
Video: Amazing before-and-after images of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts
In 1999, Pittsburgh’s riverfronts were much different than they are today. After years of industrial use and restricted access caused by barriers like highways and train tracks, Pittsburgh’s waterfront areas were largely unused and undesirable. But then things changed in a big way.
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.
Riverlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District have teamed up to study the North Shore to see how a natural riverbank ecosystem could be integrated into this bustling neighborhood at the headwaters of the Ohio River.