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

Mural painting to begin under Fort Duquesne Bridge

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Muralist Camerin Nesbit to implement community vision for riverfront art Work is set to begin this week on the next phase of the Black Lives Matter mural located along the…

Would you talk about the Allegheny River with researchers from the future?

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By Tyler Dague for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Visitors from the future inhabit a shipping container at Downtown’s Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park. Government researchers from the year 2132 have gone back…

Join the Pittsburgh Creative Corps for free Summer events

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Riverlife and the Office of Public Art have partnered to launch the Pittsburgh Creative Corps (PCC), an initiative to engage artists and creative workers to activate the public realm while…

First Lady Wolf, DCNR Secretary Dunn Highlight Outdoor Opportunities for All During Pittsburgh Visit

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Harrisburg, PA – Today, First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn highlighted outdoor opportunities in Pennsylvania during a visit with outdoor…

“Invisible Ecologies” debuts this week along the Allegheny River

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Something special is nesting along Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. If you’re walking, biking, or boating along the downtown side of the Allegheny River between the Roberto Clemente and Fort Duquesne Bridges this…
Allegheny Landing trail with Warhol Bridge in the background. Photo by Sarah Collins

Riverlife announces new headquarters on North Shore at Allegheny Landing

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Media Contact: Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife (c) 412.606.2187 (e) stephan@riverlifepgh.org IMAGES AVAILABLE BY REQUEST Download a PDF of this news release May 11, 2021      PITTSBURGH- After over 20 years…

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.

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