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.

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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

Artist residency announced for mural site under Ft. Duquesne Bridge

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2020 Riverlife and Office of Public Art announced today an artist residency and community engagement plan for the future of the Black Lives Matter mural…
A woman jogs along the Three Rivers Heritage trail in autumn.

Matt Galluzzo: As life moves outdoors during covid-19, lean on Pa.’s special strength

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The following essay by Riverlife president and CEO Matthew Galluzzo was published in the Tribune-Review on October 15, 2020. Earlier this summer, the New York Times explored a fascinating chapter…

Give your feedback on Completing the Loop!

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Launch our interactive online StoryMap to see the work being done to improve the city’s riverfronts and learn about the "Completing the Loop" sections that matter to you. You’re helping…

Downtown handwashing stations help fight COVID-19 in an artful way

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PITTSBURGH- Handwashing stations featuring colorful, eye-catching work from three Pittsburgh-based illustrators were installed around Downtown today in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and enliven some of the…

Our Party at the Pier: Return to the River Portraits contest winners have been chosen!

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We're excited to announce our Party at the Pier: Return to the River Portraits contest winners! Throughout our official contest period, we received 125 photos featuring over 300 Pittsburghers (and…

The Highline is Pittsburgh’s new elevated riverfront green space on the South Side

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As 2020 marches on, throwing curveballs left and right, Pittsburghers continue to turn to their city’s riverfronts to escape the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoy some socially-distant exercise and fresh air.…

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.

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