Spring Fling Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the HPCC’s inaugural Spring Fling! it was a great night to meet neighbors, enjoy the spring weather, and celebrate our community.

Special thanks to planning committee members Stephanie and Randy Walsh, Janine Jelks Seale, Judy Beck, and Leah Bhagat-Young, all who volunteered to make the event a success, and our sponsors and performers:

Bryant Street Market
Casa Brasil
Food Glorious Food
Hello Neighbor
LaScola’s Italian Ice & Custard
Obama Academy Steel Drum Band
Smokestack Lightning
Applewood Smoke Burger Company
Flatboat Fair Traders
Gallery AMA
Jeffrey Smith Salon
Jewelry by Leah Kathryn
Joseph Tambellini Restaurant
Lou Iezzi & Sons Auto
Music for MS
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Style 83
Tazza d’Oro


Missing welcome to Highland Park Sign

On Saturday, April 20th there was a car accident at Stanton & N. Highland that damaged the Welcome to Highland Park sign.

I’m told by a number of people (including one in the accident) that the part of the sign with lettering was still intact, but that the poles that held it up were badly damaged.

By the time I went down to secure the sign, it was missing and only the broken poles remained.

If you know who has the sign or saw something that might help us reclaim it, please let me know.

No one will get in trouble if it is returned. I am going to assume they took it to keep it safe. The sign cost $3,000 to create and install and I would like to save a portion of that cost when replacing it – if possible.

Thanks for your help!


Monica Watt
President, Highland Park Community Council

HPCC Community Priorities Survey 2019


The Highland Park Community Council (HPCC) & Highland Park Community Development Corporation conducted a comprehensive neighborhood plan in 2004. HPCC is now taking time to reflect again on its vision and goals and we want to hear from neighborhood residents. The HPCC board’s preliminary discussions included reviewing the findings from the neighborhood plan, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis, and internal polling. During our March 2019 community meeting, we presented our initial thoughts to attendees and asked for their input. We’ve taken what we’ve heard and have adapted it into this community survey. We hope that you’ll share with us your thoughts on how the HPCC should invest its time, energy, and resources so that our organization can more effectively engage residents and respond to the community’s interests and needs.

You can take the survey here, it only takes 4 minutes!
Thanks for your input!