Parking Lot to Become Paradise at Schenley Plaza
Pitt 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 wider range of characters and activities to a space where not so long ago the chief activity was parking cars.
Schenley Plaza's $10 million transformation from parking lot to park-like plaza is complete, and to mark the occasion, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is hosting a four-day party. The opening celebration begins Thursday at 8 a.m. with a marching band, a stilt walker, human statues, a caricature artist and balloons. Read full article