Highland Park Light-Up Night

Saturday Dec 12 from 5 – 7 pm

Highland Park will be a wintery wonderland tonight! Check out the shops offering Light-up Night specials and the neighbors providing treats & super-sparkly decorations!  We even have live music on Farragut Street starting at 6:45 pm. Use the map below to find the highlights. A limited number of printed maps will be available at the Bryant Street parklet, which is also being lit up for the occasion – don’t miss it!

Super Playground Design Concepts Shared with Community

On December 3rd, the City of Pittsburgh held the second in a series of community workshops to get community input on the Super Playground redesign and rebuild. The workshop was hosted over Zoom by the design firm working on the playground, Merritt Chase. This workshop follows a public input survey that was sent out at the end of Summer 2020, and a kick-off community meeting that took place at the September Highland Park Community Council meeting.

The two design concepts presented at the December 3rd meeting showcase different themes, aesthetics, and treatments to elements such as general layout, seating, and playground entrances. The final design will likely be a combination of elements of the two presented design concepts, with adjustments from the input provided at the December 3rd community meeting.

If you missed the meeting, you can see both concepts at the project’s Engage Pgh website, and can also provide your feedback on some of the core elements through a short questionnaire. You can also watch a recording of the workshop presentation here.

The next community meeting will be in February 2021 (exact date and time to be determined.) At this meeting, the detailed design will be shared with the community, with room for some final input and comments from community members. HPCC encourages everyone to check out the two design concepts presented so far, and come to the February meeting,

Highland Park Light-Up Night

Saturday Dec 12, 5 – 7 pm 

Explore the neighborhood and enjoy the festive lights & decorations!  The HPCC will be posting maps at HPCCPgh.org showing:

  • Super Shops – Businesses with Light-Up Night specials
  • Bright Blocks – Blocks with high-density displays
  • Sparkle Spots – Homes with particularly impressive displays &/or those providing self-serve refreshments

Email HPCCPgh@gmail.com with your block or address by Dec 5th to be included on the map!

In order to adhere to recent Covid-19 advisories, the HPCC will be encouraging participants to wear masks at all times and not gather at any establishment or residence.

East End Holiday Free Market for Kids – donate or sign-up!

The East End Holiday Free Market provides children in Zone 5 the chance to “shop” for coats and gifts for themselves and for gifts for their families. Zone 5 includes Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln/Lemington, Morningside, and Stanton Heights. This year it’s being held Friday Dec 4th (6 – 8pm) & 5th (1 – 4 pm) at 113 N. Pacific Ave, Pittsburgh.  The market is being organized by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and supported by other community groups including the Zone 5 Citizens Public Safety Council, of which the HPCC is a member.  See attached flier for details.

  • To sign a child up for an appointment to shop, visit https://tinyurl.com/BGCHoliday2020
  • To donate children’s coats or toys, drop them off at 1315 N. Sheridan Ave by Nov 29 The HPCC will collect and deliver donations from the neighborhood. Coats should be new or used and cleaned. Toys must be new. Their greatest need right now are coats (all sizes) and toys for teens.
  • To sign up to volunteer, contact Nina at Nina@Bloomfield-Garfield.org or 412-441-6950 x 17
  • To make a financial donation, visit Bloomfield-Garfield.org

Thank you again for your generosity, Highland Park!  If you have questions about the event, call the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation at 412-441-6950 or email Nina@Bloomfield-Garfield.org