Hill District Park Renamed For August Wilson Ready To Open

AUG 1, 2016

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Perched on a cliff offering spectacular views of the Strip District and North Side, the park originally known as Cliffside Park was renamed this year in honor of renowned Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson, who grew up about a block away on Bedford Avenue.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy began planning for the rehabilitation along with community groups in 2010 and raised $1.3 million — including a state grant, Community Development Block Grant money and donations from foundations and individuals.

Susan Rademacher, the conservancy's parks curator, said plans went through numerous redesigns with input from neighbors before Downtown landscape architect Environmental Planning and Design came up with a layout that fit... Read the full article