Riverview Park sits in Pittsburgh's North Side neighborhood nestled between Perrysville Avenue, Woods Run, and Marshall Avenue. Created in 1894, Riverview Park actually predates the City of Allegheny's annexation into the City of Pittsburgh in 1907.
This 287-acre park was formed largely from farmland and is known for its dense woodlands and steep hillsides. The extensive network of trails in the park invites hikers, joggers, and even the occasional horseback rider into the woods. Riverview is also home to the Allegheny Observatory, a space-themed playground, a visitor's center, a swimming pool and activities building, the Mairdale watershed, and the 2-mile Riverview Loop.
In the summer time, visitors also get to enjoy outdoor concerts and movies in the park. The historic Chapel Shelter was recently restored in the park along with the creation of new trails and plantings of native trees and shrubs. Future plans for Riverview include restoring the historic Watson's Cabin and Snyder's Point natural area.
Meet the Neighbors
Julie Throckmorton Washington & Jefferson College
"We’re spoiled in Pittsburgh being so close to the rivers.”