Parking Lot to Become Paradise at Schenley Plaza

JUN 4, 2006 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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