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

HPCC February Community Meeting

Please join the HPCC’s February virtual community meeting where we’ll be hosting our local magistrate, Judge Mik Pappas. Judge Pappas’ office will be moving to Bryant Street later this year. Not only can you learn more about Judge Pappas and his work, you can help shape the court’s  art! Judge Pappas will be joined by local artist Kyle Holbrook of the MLK Community Mural Project who will be creating indoor murals for the court. 

This meeting marks the start of their effort to seek public input into the court’s art, which will be visible from the sidewalk. They will share examples of Kyle’s past work and of historic courthouse art, and begin a community discussion on what justice means today. 

Please join us on Zoom.  We look forward to seeing you there!

What: February HPCC Community Meeting  

When: February, 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.

Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Community Survey

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership on Aging leads the Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh initiative. The initiative, which recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary, is dedicated to making our region more inclusive and respectful of all ages.  To learn more about the initiative, or review its action plan and most recent progress report, visit www.swppa.org/agefriendly  .

From now until Feb 28, the initiative is surveying Allegheny County residents ages 45 and older.  The survey questions cover topics important to all of us, including home and community, transportation, housing, health and wellness, social connection, and COVID-19.   The information gathered will inform the focus of their work.  The survey is available online at  Age-Friendly Survey They are also working with a team of AmeriCorps VISTAs to complete surveys via phone calls; if that’s your preferred option for participating, please call the intiative’s Project Manager Randi Vega at 412-439-2025.   
People who complete the survey can enter a drawing to win some great, locally-sourced prizes, including an iPad!  They want to hear from as many Allegheny County residents as possible, so please feel free to forward this link to others in the community.  

RESCHEDULED: January 2021 HPCC Community Meeting

UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled from 1/21 to 1/28 to avoid a conflict with a Port Authority Public Meeting on the Bus Rapid Transit project. Details for the new time are below. If you are interested in participating in the BRT meeting on 1/21, you can find more info here.

Happy New Year, Highland Park!  We hope you can join us for the first HPCC community meeting of 2021.  In addition to updates from the HPCC and Zone 5, we will be joined by City Councilwoman Deb Gross who will provide an update on City business and answer questions.

Please join us on Zoom.  We look forward to seeing you there

What: January HPCC Community Meeting  

When: January 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link. If you have already registered, you do not need to reregister.

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.