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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

Riverlife’s Riverfront Refresh is a pop-up party on the Strip District trail June 22!

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Join Riverlife for a FREE day of fun in the sun Saturday, June 22 from 11 am-4 pm as we raise awareness for improving a portion of the Strip District…

New wayfinding signs installed on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts

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Welcome to Pittsburgh's riverfronts! Over the past several weeks, twelve new wayfinding signs with maps have been installed throughout the downtown riverfront parks and trails. The signs replace older versions…
Image by Dave DiCello, used with permission.

Riverlife employment opportunity: President and CEO

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Download a full PDF description of the employment opportunity Riverlife President and CEO here. The Riverlife President and CEO will lead, plan, organize, manage, coordinate, and implement projects and programs…

Save the date: Riverlife’s 10th Annual Party at the Pier is August 23

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Mark your calendar for an unforgettable night on the riverfront ten years in the making. 2019 is a big year for Riverlife. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary of reclaiming, restoring…

Before the switchback: historic photos of the Mon Wharf

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Warm weather is around the corner, which means thousands of people will soon be flocking to Pittsburgh’s riverfront parks and trails. With Riverlife celebrating its 20th anniversary later this year,…

Photos: Mon Wharf Switchback ribbon cutting celebration

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Not even the winter weather could keep the smiles off our faces as we celebrated the newest connection to Pittsburgh's riverfront! "Warm Up at the Wharf" was the grand opening…

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.

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