Allegheny Landing might be considered one of Pittsburgh’s most photogenic (and photographed) riverfront parks. Situated on Pittsburgh’s North Shore between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol Bridges next to PNC Park, its location on the northern bank of the Allegheny River across from Downtown gives it breathtaking views of the water and city skyline. This is a park that appeals to urban romantics and Instagrammers alike.
The Landing was dedicated in 1984 as one of Pittsburgh’s first modern riverfront parks and one the nation’s first riverfront sculpture parks. It was established in recognition of Pittsburgh’s riverfront potential for recreation and incorporating arts within the urban landscape. Over the past several decades, Allegheny Landing has become a well-used node of Pittsburgh’s riverfront trail system. But near-continuous use and deferred maintenance have left the park “loved to death” and in dire need of improvements.
Since 2010, Riverlife has led the renovation effort for the City-owned park. Accomplishments include the restoration of the dock and Ned Smyth’s Piazza Lavoro, riverfront landscaping including green infrastructure, and riverfront trail redevelopment.
These improvements are part of a master planning process to bring back vibrancy and care to Allegheny Landing. Join Riverlife as we work with our partners at the City of Pittsburgh to revitalize the park for a new era.
Riverlife is currently seeking proposals for the future design of Allegheny Landing Park.
A New Vision for Allegheny Landing
Dock Restoration (2013-2014)
Artwork Restoration (2014-2015)
Lower Trail Restoration and Rain Garden (2016-2017)
“Show Us Your Shoes” Ribbon Cutting Event for Riverfront Trail (May 2017)
Broken Fountain Removal (2021)
Allegheny Landing is owned and managed by the City of Pittsburgh. For more information on staging a special event at Allegheny Landing, please visit the City of Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Special Event Permitting page.
A renovation of Allegheny Landing led by Riverlife and the City of Pittsburgh with support from Carnegie Museum of Art and Friends of Allegheny Landing began in 2010. Highlights include:
- Boat dock restoration completed 2013
- Piazza Lavoro public artwork restoration completed 2015
- Lower trail restoration, native plantings and rain garden addition completed 2016.
- Upper plaza improvements and master planning process, 2021
RELATED BLOG POSTS: “A new chapter for Allegheny Landing” (June 2016)
“Officials cut the ribbon on improvements to Allegheny Landing” (May 2017)
Funding for the Allegheny Landing park restoration project has been generously provided by The Heinz Endowments; The Allegheny County Economic Development, Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund, overseen by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County; The Pittsburgh Foundation; The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission with federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program; Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Greenways, Trails and Recreation grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Marcellus Legacy program; Allegheny Regional Asset District for restoration of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail; W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund; Garden Club of Allegheny County; Friends of Allegheny Landing (The Pittsburgh Pirates, Burns White); Port of Pittsburgh Commission; and Roy A. Hunt Foundation.
Support for the restoration of public sculpture at Allegheny Landing Park has been generously provided by The Heinz Endowments, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Public Art Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.