Mellon Park is a gem of a green space with its stunning architectural features, its walled garden and its numerous benches offering beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The park was donated to the city in 1943 by Richard B. Mellon and all of the architectural features are original to the former estate.
The Center of The Arts building and the park hosts numerous events throughout the year.
For more information and/or directions, visit the Citiparks website.
Highland Park Reservoir
The Highland Park Reservoir opened in 1889 to supply clean drinking water to city residents. The reservoir recently underwent a $14 million renovation and after almost 3 years reopened to the public in mid-2020.
Please join me as I take a springtime stroll around the newly renovated reservoir and the beautiful victorian gardens that serve as the entryway to the reservoir and its grand promenade.
Herr’s Island Railroad Bridge
Built in 1890 to connect Troy Hill to Herr’s Island and its many warehouses, it was also known as The West Penn Railroad Bridge.
Spanning the Allegheny River at 64 feet and considered a Whipple Truss design, the Herr’s Island Railroad Bridge is now part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
The views offered from this fine example of our region’s industrial past are endlessly beautiful. The bridge’s entry ramp allows access for all. However parking is limited, so plan your visit accordingly and enjoy this post industrial chic gem.