Monthly Archives: August 2019


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 garbageolympicspgh@gmail.com 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: https://www.showclix.com/event/parks-listening-tour-ii-the-parks-plan-12

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