Two-Year, $1.2 Million Renovation of Riverview Park’s Chapel Shelter Complete

MAY 13, 2008 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The two-year renovation of the Chapel Shelter at Riverview Park is complete, a $1.2 million project in which the city, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and many volunteers planted 250 new trees, eradicated invasive species around the shelter grounds and opened one of the park's river views.

The shelter will reopen for the Riverview Park Heritage Day celebration June 7 in Perry North, also known as Observatory Hill.

Philip Gruszka, the parks conservancy's point person on the project, said fund raising started in 2002. By then, "the structure had deteriorated significantly." It was closed in 2005. Read full article