The National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) magazine, Parks & Recreation, published a piece on Pittsburgh’s beloved park, Schenley Plaza, which celebrated its ten year anniversary this year. The article, “Innovative Celebrations in an Urban Green Space,” explores the design and programming that makes Schenley Plaza a vibrant community hub in downtown Pittsburgh. The article highlights the park’s programming, which includes varied events like music festivals, Friday night concerts, kid-friendly educational programs, famed food vendor Conflict Kitchen, as well as charity and political events.
Marrying thoughtful design and innovative programming enables Schenley Plaza to attract over 500,000 people a day. “Sasaki’s aim for the design for Schenley Plaza was to create a green space where people from the nearby neighborhood and the city can enjoy both the pleasures of daily life and periodic special events,” said Sasaki Senior Associate and landscape architect Susannah Ross, ASLA, LEED AP.
Click here to read our ten design takeaways on Schenley Plaza.