Established in 2005, Emerald View Park was formed by joining together preexisting park spaces, along with the wooded hillside that contains 11 miles of hiking trails. The park has several informal garden spaces at entrances of its various trails.
Along the side of Mount Washington that faces downtown Pittsburgh, park visitors can explore informal garden beds at Bigbee Field, Sycamore Street, and the Points of View Statue. Additional small gardens can be found at the Grandview Park Entrance and at the intersection of Grandview Ave and McArdle Roadway. This garden is known as the Anchor Green Garden. There is also a rain garden at the Republic Street Trail entrance, which contains native plants. Park visitors will also find native plants at the trail entrance located at Greenleaf Street.
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