Three Rivers Heritage Trail to add section from Aspinwall to O'Hara
The Three Rivers Heritage Trail will expand from Aspinwall to O'Hara thanks to the efforts of representatives from Friends of the Riverfront, Aspinwall Riverfront Park and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
Pittsburgh City Council approved plans for the one-mile stretch of trail last week. The trail will run along the river in Aspinwall, cross the Lighthouse Pointe retirement community and continue through the Chapel Harbor development in O'Hara.
The 24-mile trail includes corridors throughout the region.
Tom Baxter, executive director of Friends of the Riverfront, said the new segment of trail is part of the group's ongoing efforts.
“We're also looking at this as part of a larger picture of development of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on both banks of all three rivers,” Baxter said.
The trail will use a portion of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's property. The three groups worked together to develop plans for the trail. Brendan Schubert, external affairs manager for the authority, said the authority's goals were to ensure that water service would not be impacted and to support the community.
“This was a very well thought-out process with all the parties involved. We couldn't be happier to be partners with the Friends of the Riverfront and the Aspinwall Riverfront Park,” Schubert said.
Susan Crookston of the Aspinwall Riverfront Park said the trail will bring more people into the park and gave credit to the authority for working to make the trail possible,
“This is as exciting to me as when we purchased the park,” Crookston said.
Friends of the Riverfront will oversee construction of the trail. Aspinwall Riverfront Park will put $250,000 from an anonymous donor toward the project.
Baxter said he hopes the trail will be open later this year. The area currently is closed until work is completed.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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