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

“Completing the Loop” Plan Wins National Award for Excellence in Sustainability

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“Completing the Loop” Plan Wins National Award for Excellence in Sustainability Riverlife and evolve environment :: architecture were honored by the American Planning Association (APA) for the plan, which outlines…

Pittsburgh Creative Corps Announces Community Programs at Allegheny Landing

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Pittsburgh Creative Corps Announces Community Programs at Allegheny Landing Office for Public Art and Riverlife initiative continues artist-led riverfront activation for 2022 The Pittsburgh Creative Corps, a partnership between the…

Employment Opportunity: Community Engagement Coordinator

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Community Engagement Coordinator: Riverlife (Pittsburgh, PA) Download a printable PDF of the full employment opportunity. About Riverlife: Since 1999, Riverlife has worked to create, activate, and celebrate Pittsburgh's riverfronts. A…

You’re invited to the SouthShore Riverwalk & Chalk Fest, Saturday, May28th

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First Annual SouthShore Riverwalk & Chalk Fest to Take Place at SouthSide Works on Saturday, May 28, 2022, Benefitting Pittsburgh Non-Profit, Riverlife The first-ever chalk festival in Pittsburgh will feature…

Calling all artists: Apply to the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Now

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The Pittsburgh Creative Corps opened its 2022 Call for Artists today. The Corps, a partnership between the Office of Public Art and Riverlife, brought temporary public art and programming to the Allegheny Overlook…

A gamechanger like Allegheny Riverfront Park can’t be ignored.

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Allegheny Riverfront Park is a landscape that refuses to be forgotten. These words kept ringing through my head last week as I listened to the veritable titans who keep the…

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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