Let’s create a world-class Pittsburgh riverfront experience that everyone can enjoy.

Riverlife is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to lead a community vision for the redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s downtown riverfronts. Over the past twenty years, we’ve worked with many partners to create the very best riverfront experience for Pittsburghers and our visitors: beautiful waterfront parks, public trails, greenways and open space, boat docks, recreational amenities and world-class design.

Pittsburgh’s riverfronts are the front door to the city.

Riverlife is here to help. What would you like to do on the rivers?

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What’s Happening on Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts

Riverlife Invests Over $2 Million in Design and Engineering to improve Accessibility at Pittsburgh’s West End Bridge

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PITTSBURGH- Riverlife announces a strategic investment exceeding $2 million in design and engineering to create accessible connections leading to the West End Bridge from the Manchester-Chateau and West End neighborhoods. …

Employment Opportunity: Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator: Riverlife (Pittsburgh, PA) Download a printable PDF of the full employment opportunity. About Riverlife: Since 1999, Riverlife has worked to create, activate, and celebrate Pittsburgh's riverfronts. A nonprofit…

Party at the Pier Moves to the Rooftop Terrace

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Riverlife’s Party at the Pier soars to new heights on the new Rooftop Terrace at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Read on to learn more about the decision to…

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Hidden Gems Presented by Peoples Announces Expanded Programming and Anticipated Sell-Out

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Riverlife’s annual themed fundraiser celebrates the city’s riverfronts and raises funds for riverfront initiatives including the new Sister Bridges Experience  August 7, 2023 (Pittsburgh, PA)– On Friday, August 18th, Riverlife’s…

Ten Questions with Todd Wilson

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Todd Wilson really loves bridges.  Todd is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and an award-winning transportation engineer with a deep appreciation for Pittsburgh bridges. He is a Trustee of…

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier Announces a Sparkling “Hidden Gems” Theme and a New Location

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Riverlife’s Party at the Pier, presented by Peoples, will take place on the Rooftop Terrace of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, August 18, 2023. The annual themed…

Riverfronts for Everyone: Video Gallery

Video: What moves you to come to Pittsburgh’s riverfronts?

Pittsburgh’s story is told through its riverfronts. They’re full of character, incredible scenery, grit and surprises. And they belong to everyone.

Check out our quick intro video to Pittsburgh’s riverfronts and Riverlife’s vision for thriving, world-class riverfronts full of exceptional places and experiences.

Video: You are Pittsburgh’s Riverlife. A look back at this summer’s riverfront photos.

This summer, Riverlife asked you to show us how you were returning to the rivers. You came through with photos showcasing style, strength, humor, and indomitable Pittsburgh spirit.