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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.

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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

Preventing COVID-19 on the riverfronts with Riverlife’s Creative Corps

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Riverlife is honored to have received a $200,000 grant this summer from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support Pittsburgh Creative Corps, our collaborative effort with the Office of Public…
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Land and Water Conservation Fund receives permanent funding

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The Great American Outdoors Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22, 2020. This bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. Created by…

Announcing Riverlife’s Party at the Pier 2020: Return to the River Portraits

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Our annual Party at the Pier fundraiser looks a little different this year. During the tough times, Pittsburgh's riverfronts are here for you. Over the past few months, more people…
Ruby Amphitheater and trail at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park

Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park Opening

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Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park is now open in Morgantown, West Virginia. The full park renovation included expansion of Ruby Amphitheater, revitalization of Walnut Street Landing, a realigned riverfront trail…

Black Lives Matter mural created under the Fort Duquesne Bridge

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Art can serve as a powerful channel in the nationwide conversation on racial justice, and we affirm the importance of the riverfronts as civic spaces for dialogue. Over the weekend,…

We stand against racism.

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This has been a week of sorrow, anger, and inward reflection. Our Riverlife team is saddened by the pain and trauma inflicted on communities of color by the deaths of…

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.

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