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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.

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

Staff reflections during a pandemic: Stephan Bontrager on getting soaked at the Point

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As the world adjusts to a new way of living and working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked the Riverlife staff to reflect on how the new reality might impact…

A message from Riverlife’s president and CEO Matt Galluzzo

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Dear Riverlife friends, These days of COVID-19 lack modern precedent. We are all being asked to navigate uncharted waters. Social distancing and heightened vigilance are here. They are among the…

Riverlife office hours may be impacted by COVID-19 preventative measures

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Please note that Riverlife office hours may be irregular due to preventative measures to combat COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our main office…

Mon Wharf Switchback wins two more awards

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Looking for a little alone time this weekend while the weather's nice? How about hitting Pittsburgh's riverfront trails and checking out the award-winning Mon Wharf Switchback? That's right, we're excited…

A riverfront park in Pittsburgh with steel history in its DNA

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Riverlife celebrates our 20th anniversary by looking back at some transformative riverfront projects in Pittsburgh. For over 140 years, the Jones & Laughlin Company defined Pittsburgh's riverfronts at their grittiest.…

Employment opportunity: Communications and Events Internship

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Communications and Events Internship - 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 to…

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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