The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, with public officials and residents of the Hill District, Wednesday officially renamed Cliffside Park the new August Wilson Park in a ceremony on Cliff Street along the park’s entrance.
The park, which slopes from the street to a cliff, has been years in the remaking, with challenging geography, land stability issues and underground leaks. Its renovation is costing $1.3 million, with $50,000 of that set aside for maintenance.
With expansive views of the Strip District, the Allegheny River and the North Side, the park is expected to be ready for public use in July. Historic Hill District images will be installed as public art and quotes from each of 10 August Wilson plays will be embedded on a retaining wall... Read the original article here.