The Highland Park Community Council (HPCC), in operation since 1945, is the oldest continually operating neighborhood organization in the City of Pittsburgh. It is also a non profit 501c3 organization.
Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at St. Andrews Community Hall. Meetings are not held in July or December.
While originally created as a social organization, the HPCC’s current mission is “to take a leading role in the community activities that address issues of common interest and concern and that promote a safe and healthy neighborhood for the diverse residents of Highland Park.” In that spirit, the organization serves as a forum for community conversations and engages in a wide range of initiatives relating to education, public safety, recreation, zoning, and advocacy on behalf of resident priorities.
The volunteers of the HPCC have conducted many events / projects over the years to promote and enhance the quality of life in Highland Park. The most noticeable are the annual community wide Yard Sale in June and Reservoir of Jazz free concerts in the park in August. Both bring thousands of people to our community annually.
- Yard Sale – The first Sunday in June. Hundreds of Highland Park residents bring out their most worldly treasures for this mass yard sale event.
- Bryant Street Festival – The first Sunday in June, held in tandem with the Yard Sale. Once you have spent the morning searching for that perfect collectible, join us on Bryant Street, in the heart of Highland Park, for an afternoon of fun, food from our local restaurants and live music.
- Reservoir of Jazz – FREE concerts held each Sunday in August at the entrance to the park. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and relax to the sounds of some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians playing for the thousands of people who have gathered on the lawn.
- Highland Park House Tour
- Delivers Highland Park welcome kits to new neighbors
- Marathon Party / Neighborhood Support Event
- Maintenance of the Highland Park Super Playground
- Restoration of the beautiful and historic Park entrance
- Encourage beautification through welcome signs at neighborhood entrances, tree planting, cleanup campaigns, etc.
- Supports local schools
- Tackles civic and neighborhood development issues
- Monitors and prosecutes zoning violations
- Recreational activities for young people
- Block Watches
- Monitors traffic concerns and safety issues
- Provides community communications through the ListServ and HPCC Newsletter
- Encouraged formation of and cooperation with Highland Park Community Development Corporation
- Supports East End/East Liberty Historical Society, which published a book on the area’s history and is continuing to develop projects for community enhancement