A summer on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts

By September 20, 2012Blog

2012 photo retrospective

 

Above: South Shore Riverfront Park was officially opened to the public during a ribbon cutting with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Congressman Mike Doyle, Riverlife President Lisa Schroeder, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary for Conservation & Technical Services Cindy Dunn, and other key partners on May 2nd. Photo by Chuck Alcorn, Riverlife.

Above: Park visitors enjoy Rhythm ‘n Flow, the kick-off celebration for the newly opened South Shore Riverfront Park, on a beautiful early summer evening May 3rd. Photo by Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife

Top: The Convention Center Riverfront Plaza and trail connection provides a great link in Three Rivers Park for a quick lunchtime walk in early June. Photo by Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife.

Bottom: Dawn breaks over the Pittsburgh peninsula. Photo courtesy Jenn Grover.

Top: The July 4th Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field drew throngs of boaters and music fans to the North Shore for a jam-packed weekend of “boatgating” and good times. Image courtesy Boat Pittsburgh.

Bottom: A paddleboarder makes his way up the Allegheny during a sunny day in July. Photo courtesy of Nanci Goldberg.

  Above: Boaters and trail users converge on the North Shore riverfront to enjoy a sunny 4th of July. Image courtesy Boat Pittsburgh.

Above: Joggers enjoy a morning run along the newly refurbished riverfront promenade in Point State Park. Photo courtesy Alan Whittington.

Above: Members of the construction team hand-lay stone block for the refurbished Point State Park fountain plaza. Construction of the fountain moved quickly throughout the mild summer and is on schedule to wrap up by summer 2013. Photo by Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife.

Above: Riverlife board chair Grant Oliphant, Riverlife President & CEO Lisa Schroeder, and James E. Rohr, Chairman & CEO of PNC Financial Services Group pose inside the empty (for now) basin of the Point State Park fountain. The trio toured the progress of the construction site in August. Photo by Rhonda Madden, Riverlife.

Above: Point Park University students teamed up with Riverlife staff for a day of volunteer weeding and trash removal at Point State Park and the Mon Wharf Landing. Photo by Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife.

Above: Volunteers show off new Riverlife t-shirts at the Bakery Beach benefit at Bakery Square in August. The bash supported Riverlife and served as a kick-off for Riverlife’s Party at the Pier. Photo courtesy of Alan Whittington.

 

Top: The sun begins to set behind the West End bridge as Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Neon & Nature kicks into gear at the riverfront amphitheater at Rivers Casino. Photo by Ray Miles, Ray Miles Creative.

Bottom: The Gateway Clipper prepares to take guests on a short river cruise as part of Riverlife’s Party at the Pier 2012: Neon & Nature, presented by PNC. Riverlife’s eye-popping annual celebration of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts took place on September 7th at Rivers Casino. Photo by Ray Miles, Ray Mile Creative.

Above: Venture Outdoors leads a WOW (Women on the Water) kayak paddle up the Allegheny River. Photo by Nanci Goldberg.

Above: Runners near the finish line at the 2012 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race on the North Shore.  Photo courtesy of Friends of the Riverfront.

All photos copyright 2012. Used with permission.