The Highland Park Super DUPER Playground Project is Starting Soon!

HPCC is excited to share with you the Super (Duper!) Playground project!

The Super Playground was created in 1991 by a group of dedicated neighborhood volunteers and has served as one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved play spaces and the scene of countless memories for generations of local children.

Originally built to last for twenty years, the playground is now ready for its second life. The Highland Park Community Council (HPCC), the City of Pittsburgh, design firm Merritt Chase, and other neighborhood groups are collaborating with the community to embark on a redesign and reconstruction in the years 2020-21. The goal is to make a playground that will be imaginative, interactive, nature-based, and inclusive for all ages and abilities.

Help Make the Playground Super Duper! Like the original endeavor in 1991, the Highland Park Super Duper Playground Project will be a collaborative effort. Community members, both young and old, will be invited to give their feedback and ideas through a series of surveys, community meetings, and other forms of outreach.

You can sign up for updates from the city on this project via the Engage Pgh site. There is a new Playground page here on the HPCC website where we will post updates and more info about the history of the playground. Regular updates will also be sent out to the Highland Park list-serve, the HPCC newsletter, at HPCC monthly meetings, and through other community channels.    

 Please stay tuned for an initial design input survey and opportunities to share memorabilia or get involved to help make Highland Park’s most beloved playground SUPER DUPER!