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.

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

Party at the Pier 2020: Become a corporate sponsor!

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For 20 years, Riverlife has been the nonprofit leader building the community vision for Pittsburgh's riverfronts. Now in its 11th year, Riverlife's Party at the Pier is our annual fundraiser…
Rachel Carson Bridge shines with colorful Energy Flow lights as fireworks explode.

Employment opportunity: Riverfront Planning and Project Manager

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Riverfront Planning and Project Manager - Riverlife (Pittsburgh, PA) Download a printable PDF of the full employment opportunity About Riverlife: Riverlife’s mission is to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh’s riverfronts…

Make your Riverlife donation during #GivingTuesday, 12/3/2019!

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We're participating in #GivingTuesday on 12/3/19! Your donation to Riverlife means so much for our work to bring more riverfront trail connections, public parks, events and amenities to Pittsburgh! Donate now…

Riverlife’s Matthew Galluzzo named University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Alumnus

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Congratulations to Riverlife president Matthew Galluzzo on being named one of 2019's Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work! Matt was one of six…

RAD announces Impact Grant funding for “Artwalk on the Allegheny”

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For 25 years The Allegheny Regional Asset District, or RAD, has granted funding to hundreds of civic, cultural and recreational amenities throughout our region. To celebrate the impact of RAD and…
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Mon Wharf Switchback wins ASHE Outstanding Highway Engineering award

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The Mon Wharf Switchback pedestrian ramp has won the award for Outstanding Highway Engineering from the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). The annual award recognizes outstanding work done by…

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.