Friday, February 1, 2013
Some of the improvements could be made as soon as next year.
A new master plan for improving North Park includes a $2.9 million upgrade to the Ingomar Road portion of the trail around North Park Lake, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. It would create a wider shoulder with room for a 6- to 8-foot bike lane and a separate 8- to 10-foot pedestrian path between Babcock Boulevard and Kummer Road. Landscape architect Ron Schipani, capital projects and program manager for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, told an audience of about 50 people at a Jan. 23 public meeting in the Rose Barn that those safety improvements could be made as early as next year. The PG reported that Schipani, who worked on the park's trail feasibility study in 1990, outlined several goals for the park: One big change to …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Allegheny County and Santa are asking attendees to consider bringing a new toy or book to donate to the DHS Holiday Project.
Santa Claus is taking time out of his extremely busy schedule and visiting North Park to share cookies with local girls and boys, the Allegheny County Office of Special Events announced. The Jolly Old Elf will be at the North Park Boathouse from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event is free and open to all boys and girls. In addition to St. Nick, the events will include holiday crafts, musical entertainment, KDKA “KidKast,” holiday movies, refreshments, and of course, cookies! Allegheny County and Santa are asking those attending the events to consider bringing a new toy or book to donate to the DHS Holiday Project, which provides gifts to children and youth receiving services through the Department of Human Services Office of …
Friday, September 16, 2011
A girl who was determined to finish a 5K race despite her difficulties in walking inspired the Elorapalooza Race.
Friday, September 16, 2011
A 5K race to raise awareness for those struggling with leukemia and lymphoma is set for Sunday at the North Park Boathouse in honor of 14-year-old Elora Geier, who died in 2006. The West Penn Allegheny Health System sponsors the annual Elorapalooza race, and proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Elora’s HOPE Foundation. Elora was not a runner, said her mother, Leslie Geier. Walking was an immense struggle for the teenager: While struggling with cancer, Elora lived with physical and mental injuries sustained in a car accident when she was 22 months old. Her life involved one dire prediction after another, but "she was a child that never let anyone get her down," said Geier of Allison Park. When she was 11 years old, she …