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
Mon Wharf Switchback ramp shown with two descending bicycle riders, one of whom is flashing a peace sign

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…

Party at the Pier Raffle Tickets: Win your choice of three amazing getaways

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Everything Riverlife does to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts is made possible with your support.  We’re excited to offer you a special way to support Riverlife and win your…

Photos: Pop-up shows a hunger for riverfront amenities in the Strip District

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On June 22, Riverlife invited the community to envision what could happen on the riverfront in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Over 400 people dropped by our pop-up "Riverfront Refresh" event right…

One week only: Win a Surmesur “Bold Menswear” prize package for Riverlife’s Party at the Pier

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This week only, Riverlife is teaming up with Surmesur to give one lucky winner a Bold Menswear prize package in honor of Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Bold Paradise 20th…
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Riverlife Announces Matthew Galluzzo as Riverlife President and CEO

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Download a printable PDF of this news release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Stephan Bontrager, Riverlife (c) 412-606-2187 (e) stephan@riverlifepgh.org July 2, 2019 PITTSBURGH- Riverlife, the nonprofit organization working to…

Bold Paradise: Riverlife’s 2019 Party at the Pier is August 23 on the North Shore

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Riverlife's board of directors and event chairs Kathy and Lou Testoni cordially invite you to Riverlife's Party at the Pier fundraiser celebration commemorating our 20th anniversary. This year’s “Bold Paradise”…

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.