Join The Garbage Olympics, Sept 21

Pittsburgh’s Third Annual Garbage Olympics is coming soon!

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 Greenfield will compete with up to 30 other Pittsburgh city neighborhoods to win prizes in the GARBAGE OLYMPICS. Prizes are:

  • Most Volunteers
  • Dirtiest Volunteer (oh my!)
  • Strangest Item Found and…
  • Most Garbage Collected

Help us win!

Join your neighbors and GCA volunteers by picking up litter in the Beechwood–Murray area of Greenfield.

What:  Pittsburgh’s 3rd Annual Garbage Olympics

When:  Saturday September 21, 2019, 9am to 11am

Where:  Meet at the corner of Lilac Street & Murray Avenue (near Giant Eagle parking)

Bring:  Yourself, family and friends!  The City will provide gloves and garbage bags.

Bonus:  There’s an After Party at noon at Threadbare Cider and Mead, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, in Troy Hill.

For More Information:  Visit the City’s Garbage Olympics Facebook page.  Email to register.

Traffic Circle Proposed for Irvine-2nd Ave Intersection

Traffic Circle proposal as part of State Route 885/Second Avenue Corridor Study (Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has been conducting a traffic corridor study of State Route 885/Second Avenue for at least six months. Their public meeting, held in The Run on 25 July 2019, requested comments on the most recent draft proposal.

Of interest to Greenfielders is the proposed double traffic circle, shown above, that would connect Second Avenue, Hazewood Green, Saline Street, Greenfield Avenue, and Irvine Street.

To learn more about the traffic circle and see/download the full proposal, visit SPC’s July 25 Public Meeting Report at this link.

Parks Listening Tour round 2

Hosted by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, this event will detail the plan for improved park safety, increased fair funding and access, and upgraded maintenance and facilities for all existing city parks to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. This parks plan is being developed with community input. PPC will be talking about the parks system as a whole and can answer questions about individual parks anywhere in the city.

What: Parks Listening Tour Phase Two

When: Thursday August 15, 5:30pm

Where: Magee Recreation Center, 745 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217

Register here:

Food & childcare will be provided.

If you can’t make this event there will be two more near Greenfield:

  • Monday, August 12th, 6pm-7:30pm at Frick Environmental Center 2005 Beechwood Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Register here
  • Sunday, August 18th, 2pm-3:30pm at Frick Environmental Center 2005 Beechwood Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Register here 

National Night Out, Tues Aug 6

National Night Out is coming soon!

Magee Playground
745 Greenfield Avenue
Tuesday, August 6
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join your neighbors, the Greenfield Community Association, public safety officials, and our local representatives for a casual cookout.

Bring the whole family. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, and yummy treats. The kids will love the FIRE TRUCKS.

See you there!

Mary S Brown Church Building Will Be Replaced

Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church, 13 July 2019

From the congregation:

The Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church has been operating at 3424 Beechwood Boulevard for over 100 years. We are committed to staying on the site to serve the community and our neighbors going forward. After more than 15 years of research and discussion the congregation has come up with a plan to move forward and replace the failing structure.

The congregation reluctantly made the heartbreaking decision to replace the gorgeous but aging, expensive-to-maintain structure with a smaller, more efficient one.

A few weeks after their All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on 20 July 2019 the church building will be closed for deconstruction.

Stay tuned at for updates on the progress of building.

In The Run: Community March and Cookout, July 21

Residents of The Run concerned about the proposed Mobility Corridor in Schenley Park invite like-minded folks to attend their 2nd Annual Community March and cookout.

What: The 2nd Annual Community March down in The Run.

When: Sunday July 21 at noon. Cookout afterward.

Where: Boundary Street in Junction Hollow, down in The Run.

Hosted by:

Spaghetti Dinner at Mary S Brown Church, July 20

Happening on east side of Greenfield and hosted by Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church

What: All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

When: Sat July 20, 4-7pm

Where: Mary S Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church, 3424 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Regarding the June 25th Playground Incident

By now many people have seen the video of the altercation that took place on June 25th at the 4 Mile Run playground. Some online and print publications have mistakenly reported that one of the participants, Thomas D’Andrea, is a committee member in the Greenfield Community Association. This is not true. He is not and has never been a member of our Board or involved in any of our committees. He has no affiliation with the Greenfield Community Association that we are aware of other than being a resident of the neighborhood.

The GCA is a community based volunteer organization whose mission is to fund, support, develop and enhance the community. We, as a community organization, withhold expressing opinions on behalf of the entire community unless there is a clear, understanding of the facts and call for a GCA position. When incidences like this occur within our neighborhood we fully respect and cooperate with the appropriate authorities involved. When all the facts are known and the relevant judicious processes complete, the GCA serves as a conduit for communicating the findings and a forum for their discussion. In the meantime we advocate for civility, accuracy, and respect for the law, and a constructive community dialogue. Accordingly, GCA will be turning off the comment feed on its facebook page and hiding existing comments that are misinformed or offensive. The board feels social media is not the appropriate nor constructive media for advancing a fuller more accurate understanding of the event and its consequences.

Our goal is to constantly strive to make Greenfield a better place for all the residents and business owners. A constructive and informed dialogue is key to the continued success and well being of our neighborhood.

We thank the publications we have contacted for making the appropriate corrections to their stories.

— The Greenfield Community Association Board of Directors

Bad Traffic Ahead: Parkway East Closure, June 28 to July 1

Bad traffic in Oakland during the last Parkway East closure (photo from OTMA)

PennDOT has announced there will be a FULL CLOSURE of Outbound I-376 Parkway East between the Forbes Avenue/Oakland (Exit 72A) off-ramp and the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) interchange from 8:00pm Friday, June 28, through 5:00am Monday, July 1. All traffic will be detoured.

Some ramps will begin closing at 7:00pm Friday night (Blvd. of the Allies, Bates Avenue, Beechwood Blvd., and Squirrel Hill/Homestead) and a single-lane restriction will occur in the inbound direction between the bridge over Saline Street and the bridge over Bates Street.

Click here or on the image below to download the June 28 to July 1 detour maps: