Mellon Park Restoring the focal point of the Walled Garden and Action Plan

MELLON PARK WALLED GARDEN FOUNTAIN OVERVIEW The project will restore this important historic asset and ensure reliable function.

The focal point of the Walled Garden is the 14-foot-high stone fountain created by renowned sculptor Edmond R. Amateis. The tiered fountain features elaborately carved fluted columns, sculpted turtle heads, fish, cherubs, and woodland animals. Long dry, it was put in working order as part of the 2010 Walled Garden Renovation, including new water supply lines and an underground vault for mechanical equipment. However, that project did not tackle fundamental issues with the fountain’s masonry and internal deterioration of its original mechanical systems which require constant maintenance attention.

RESTORING A PITTSBURGH TREASURE

The Parks Conservancy is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh to restore this important historic asset and ensure reliable function. The project will update and modernize the internal and external plumbing and mechanical systems, restoring the fountain to a fully operational state with energy and water efficient technologies. The sculptural fountain will be completely restored, including a new structural foundation, new fountain lighting, and the cleaning and restoration of the stonework.

ACTION PLAN

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is seeking a qualified professional to provide traffic engineering and transportation planning services for the Mellon Park Action Plan. The selected consultant will work closely with Conservancy staff to review and assess existing intersections adjacent to Mellon Park, identify options to calm traffic and improve pedestrian crossings, assess parking and transit needs, and provide guidelines for incorporating transportation improvements into the overall Action Plan vision. Additional roles and responsibilities are described in the ‘Deliverables’ section of this document.

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Project Information

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