Let’s Talk About Parks: Schenley Plaza Flowers

JUN 28, 2016 

Progress often means constructing things. One season a grassy open space is a place for squirrels, birds, plants and deer to thrive, and the next season it may be gone to make way for new houses or a road. Sometimes, though, progress means that a block-sized asphalt parking lot becomes one of the city’s favorite greens spaces. Ten years ago this month, that is what happened to the space that is now Schenley Plaza. Celebrate its 10th anniversary with a tour of the flowers that now grow in this once barren space.

Schenley Plaza is nestled between the University of Pittsburgh’s library and the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero once wrote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” If gardens and libraries are everything you need, then Schenley Plaza is a place you must visit.

Schenley Plaza’s landscape was carefully designed to give the public amazing flowers to enjoy... Read the full article