HPCC April Community Meeting

Please join the HPCC’s April virtual community meeting. In addition to updates from the HPCC and Zone 5, we will hear from John Stephen, Coordinator of the Negley Run Watershed Task Force. John will present a vision for a Negley Run stormwater conveyance, starting with the next phase of Larimer Park below the recently constructed Liberty Green and extending to the Allegheny River down along Negley Run and Washington Boulevards. The presentation will include discussion of opportunities for trails on the hillsides along the valley. 

What: April HPCC Community Meeting  

When: April 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ.  Please only register once.

Yard Sale, Bryant Street Festival, and Porch Concerts Update

The HPCC will not be holding the yard sale or Bryant Street Festival in June this year. A decision needed to be made early in March, and at that time, it was not clear that such activities would be safe in terms of public health. The board is considering moving either or both events to August or September, but that decision is at least a month away. We’ll keep you posted. 

We plan on organizing porch concerts again this year beginning in June. For those unfamiliar with them, last year we coordinated musicians who were interested in providing free concerts from their porches between 7 – 8 pm on Sunday evenings. Each weekend we posted information about the performances and a map on the listserve and our Facebook page and website. We’ll be soliciting musicians next month – stay posted for details.

HPCC March Community Meeting (corrected link)

Please join the HPCC’s March virtual community meeting.  After our regular business, we will have a presentation on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 vaccines:   What, When, Who, How- your questions answered”

List of speakers:

  • Dr. Glenn Rapsinski, MD Ph.D
    • Fellow, Infections Disease
    • Childrens Hospital
  • Dr. Johanna Vida-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP
    • Senior Medical Director-Pediatrics
    • UPMC Insurance Division
  • Dr. Kaitlyn Brennan
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Education

What: March HPCC Community Meeting  

When: March, 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ.  Please only register once.

March 23rd Super Playground Community Workshop – See the new playground design!

The 3rd and final virtual Community Workshop for the Super Playground redesign, will take place on Tuesday March 23rd, at 5:30pm. This will be the FINAL public workshop for input into the new playground design. The City and the project designers will share images of the planned layout and equipment. There will be time allotted for public comment and input as they make some final design decisions. Register Now >>
A preview of the design will be shared on the City’s Engage website for this project in the week prior to the workshop.

Background: The Super Playground is the large wooden playground on Reservoir Drive in Highland Park. The playground was built by the community in 1991 and is now in need of a full replacement- this time built by the City. The new playground will utilize the current playground’s footprint and share the same emphasis on a unique, creative playspace. Starting in summer of 2020, the City and design firm Merritt Chase have been gathering community input through surveys and community workshops. You can see recordings of previous community workshops and other materials at https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/highland-park-super-playground