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

Party at the Pier raises over $250,000 for Pittsburgh’s riverfronts

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Ciao, bella! Riverlife's Party at the Pier: Riviera Dolce, presented by PNC, welcomed a sold-out crowd of 900 to Rivers Casino to raise over $250,000 for Pittsburgh's riverfronts on Friday,...

Riverfront development news: Esplanade project in Chateau adds a lagoon

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Millcraft Investments has announced new details of its proposed Esplanade mixed-use development along the Ohio River in Pittsburgh’s Chateau neighborhood. The updated plans call for a 12-foot-deep lagoon–the first of…

Habitat landscaping is underway along the riverfront under the upriver side of the ramp.

Mon Wharf Switchback ramp construction nears completion

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We're getting close! The Mon Wharf Switchback construction is moving toward completion. Final work is being done this month on new habitat landscaping, electrical connections, and paving on the wharf...

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…

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

South Shore Riverfront Park

South Shore Riverfront Park, a 3.4 acre park on the southern bank of the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh’s vibrant South Side neighborhood, opened to the public in 2012. The park serves as an important connection for the Great Allegheny Passage and Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Situated on the former site of the J&L Steel mill, the park not only offers a beautiful setting for recreation and relaxation, but also pays tribute to Pittsburgh’s steel manufacturing history.