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
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Riverlife Request For Proposals: West End Bridge Access Structures

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Riverlife is accepting proposals for West End Bridge Access Structures, due May 30 Riverlife is pleased to invite you to submit a response to this Request for Proposals (RFP). The…

Riverlife Announces Sister Bridges Experience

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Featuring two riverfront park renovations, public art, and cross-river programming, the nonprofit’s vision for a Downtown and North Shore destination seeks to transform the way Pittsburgh experiences the rivers.  …

The Sister Bridges Experience

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An unforgettable land and water experience unlike anywhere else in the region. Pittsburgh’s bridges are the great connectors. When our community utilizes bridges as convenient foot and bike paths, the…

Join Riverlife for Pittsburgh Riverwalk & Chalk Fest

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Kick off your colorful summer in the ‘Burgh! Art meets our riverfronts for the 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Riverwalk & Chalk Fest, Presented by Riverlife. Join us Saturday & Sunday of…
Line drawn rendering of the North Shore Ecosystem Restoration project with the project area in color and surrounding areas in black and white

Spotlight on North Shore Ecosystem Restoration

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In celebration of Earth Month, Riverlife highlights restoration work on the riverbanks of Pittsburgh's North Shore. From fish to fowl, the variety of wildlife is truly diverse in and around…

Internship Opportunity: Development Internship

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About Riverlife: Since 1999, Riverlife has worked to create, activate, and celebrate Pittsburgh's riverfronts. A nonprofit leader in building a community vision for Pittsburgh's riverfronts, Riverlife has overseen a $150…

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.