In the Press

A Plaza’s Return

October 10, 2020

MAY 18, 2006 Pittsburgh City PaperHow do you restore a landscape or building that has been many different things over time? Do you freeze it in one particular era, or…

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Parking Lot to Become Paradise at Schenley Plaza

October 10, 2020

JUN 4, 2006  Pittsburgh Post-GazettePitt students have been tossing footballs and Frisbees on it for weeks, but when Schenley Plaza has its official opening this week, it will invite a…

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Munch Goes to Schenley Plaza

October 10, 2020

JUN 22, 2006  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIn “Big Yellow Taxi,” folksinger Joni Mitchell lamented, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”Upon visiting the newly christened Schenley Plaza in Oakland, one…

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A Park for the People

October 10, 2020

Pop CitySomewhere, Mary Schenley is smiling.Nestled in the heart of central Oakland, a 4.5-acre green oasis bears the name of the 19th-century Pittsburgh heiress who shocked the world and stoked…

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County, City Parks Aim Toward Joint Work

October 10, 2020

NOV 10, 2006  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAfter helping to lift a steeple in one park and build a temporary bridge in another, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said yesterday that he is investing…

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Spring Hat Luncheon

October 10, 2020

MAY 10, 2008  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIt rained on the parade a few different times last Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 575 guests who turned out for…

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Two-Year, $1.2 Million Renovation of Riverview Park’s Chapel Shelter Complete

October 10, 2020

MAY 13, 2008  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe two-year renovation of the Chapel Shelter at Riverview Park is complete, a $1.2 million project in which the city, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and many…

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Raves: Schenley Plaza — the Urban Eden in Oakland’s Heart

October 10, 2020

MAY 30, 2008  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAlthough I am able walk to my job at the University of Pittsburgh, I feel for my colleagues and other commuters who daily search for a…

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City Parks Convention Draws 500 Visitors Here

October 10, 2020

SEP 20, 2008  Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh’s revitalized parks will be in the spotlight for the next few days as the 2008 International Urban Parks Conference brings almost 500 parks professionals and…

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Madcap Masquerade Benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

October 10, 2020

NOV 1, 2008  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteForget ghoulish Halloween parties. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Madcap Masquerade had a breathtaking new setting this year that was anything but dark and spooky.A giant clear…

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