Double Fun, August 1, in The Run

What: National Night Out + Bark in the Park

On National Night Out, August 1, GCA is hosting a pet supplies drive to benefit retired racing greyhounds rescued by Steel City Greyhounds.  Please visit for more information on greyhounds looking for forever homes.

Supplies Wishlist: dog treats, blankets, towels, and your time.

When:  Tuesday August 1, 5-9pm

Where: Four Mile Run Park, 201 Saline Street (Saline at Alexis Street), in The Run

Hosted by: GCA


City Steps Assessment Meeting, July 27, 6-8p

The Alexis steps from Greenfield Ave to The Run

The Alexis steps from Greenfield Ave to The Run

With over 700 staircases, Pittsburgh has the most public steps of any city in America. Greenfield itself has at least 25 staircases.

What: City Steps Assessment Kickoff Meeting
The first public meeting of the new City Steps Assessment. The project will use mapping analysis, public input, and field work to develop a way to more systematically repair and maintain the steps. The project will also create new design guidelines and lifecycle cost estimates for city steps.

When: Thurs July 27, 6-8pm
Where: William Pitt Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hosted by: Department of City Planning

More information here:

Bus Rapid Transit Layout Workshop: Greenfield + Squirrel Hill


Greenfield & Squirrel Hill, provide your input on the next phase of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planning.

When: Tuesday June 27, 2017, 6:30p – 8:00p

Where:  JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Please plan to attend this important meeting where the Port Authority will:

  • Update us on the status of the BRT plan,
  • Answer our questions about the planning process,
  • Collect our input on station placement and street design.


Next steps in the process are:

Summer 2017: Public input on layout of streets and stations; environmental impacts analysis and preliminary engineering.

September 2017: Application to Federal Transit Administration for funding.

For more information on the BRT project, visit the Port Authority website at

Download the BRT Flyer here.

Spring Planting Finished at Irvine

GCA volunteers pitch in to mulch the Irvine garden, 13 May 2017

GCA volunteers pitch in to mulch the Irvine garden, 13 May 2017


On Saturday May 13 eight volunteers pitched in to plant marigolds, zinnias and salvia at the GCA community garden at the intersection of Irvine and Greenfield Avenues.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy provided the flowers. The GCA Public Spaces Committee provided the tools … and donuts and coffee to energize us.

Supplies for the Irvine garden including marigolds, zinnias and salvia

Supplies for the Irvine garden project include marigolds, zinnias and salvia


Ta dah!  Job well done!



There’s one more garden to go!

Come help weed, plant, mulch & water on this coming Saturday May 20th: 9am to Noon. Ronald St (Garden by Rialtos)

For more information, comments or questions please email the GCA Public Space Committee at

Community Meeting on Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Buncher site at Squirrel Hill-Greenfield border, Forward at Beechwood ramp

Buncher site at Squirrel Hill-Greenfield border, Forward Ave at Beechwood ramp

There’s a building at the corner of Forward Avenue, Beechwood Blvd, and the Parkway East off-ramp that you probably don’t look at very often. It’s the former home of The Buncher Company, circled in red above.

The Buncher Company, partnering with Keystone Relief Centers, wants to turn this building into a medical marijuana dispensary.

Medical marijuana is a new use in Pennsylvania so the building must have a Special Use Exception zoning permit before it can proceed.

The Zoning Board listens to community feedback as part of making its decision.  Before the zoning hearing occurs, scheduled for May 25, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield will have an opportunity to learn about the project and give it a thumbs up or down.

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) and Greenfield Community Association (GCA) invite you to a public meeting to learn more about Keystone Relief Centers’ proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 3550 Forward Avenue/ Buncher Property.

WHAT: A Community Presentation and Discussion: Zoning Application for “Special Use Exception” for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary at 3885 Forward Ave.

WHEN: Wednesday / May 17, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE:  At the Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Ave., Squirrel Hill), in the Multi-Purpose Room

Please join Councilman Corey O’Connor, representatives from Keystone Relief Centers, and members from SHUC and the GCA as we learn about and discuss what this Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) special use exception would mean at this gateway corner into our two communities.


For more information about this project or any other Coalition-led programs and events, please visit, call 412-422-7666 or email

For more on Greenfield Community Association projects, please visit, call 412-339-0422, or email

Coming June 4, Register Now!

The Greenfield Glide is back on Sunday June 4, 2017 for its 35th year.

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Start:  8:30 a.m.
Schenley Park Overlook

Sign Up Today at

Post-race RAFFLE and PICNIC for all registered runners and walkers.
Many Fantastic Raffle PRIZES, including a 40-inch HDTV!
Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks.

Volunteers needed!
Contact Mary Ann Hatala at

Spring Cleanups and Plantings

Volunteers Needed

“Projects to bring Greenfielders together”

Sponsored by the GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee. Click here for the flyer.

Thanks for picking up trash at Magee Park! (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)
1) Cleanup at Magee Park

When: Saturday April 22nd: 9am to Noon

– preparing & painting handrails
– trimming overgrowth @ park entrances
– picking up garbage
– having fun!

2) 2x Spring Plantings: May 13th & May 20th

Weed, plant, mulch & water: All supplies and water are provided.

Meet at Gardens listed below

May 13th: 9am to Noon. Irvine Street (Pump House) Hazelwood/Greenfield Ave.

May 20th: 9am to Noon. Ronald St (Garden by Rialtos)

For further information, comments or questions please email us

Looking forward to seeing you at these Spring events!  — The GCA Public Space Committee

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Community Meeting, April 3

Pittsburgh is considering Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to create a fast, frequent, bus service linking Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and the East End neighborhoods.

Please join Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh, and Port Authority of Allegheny County for a community presentation about ongoing planning for bus rapid transit (BRT) connecting Downtown, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End Neighborhoods.

When:  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In the Multi-Purpose room
Children’s Institute
1405 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
See Google map here


The purpose of this community meeting is to:
– update you on the status of BRT planning;
– answer your questions about the planning process; and
– collect your input on infrastructure and service options.

To provide further input beyond this meeting, visit the online survey or attend the public open house:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12:00-2:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm
Connolly Ballroom Alumni Hall | University of Pittsburgh | 4227 Fifth Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Click here for the flyer.

Community Town Hall on March 9

State Representative Dan Frankel

What:   Community Town Hall with State Rep. Dan Frankel

Come meet and talk with State Representative Dan Frankel about matters that concern us at the state level. Find out what Representative Frankel can do to help us — and what we can do to help him — shape policies in the Pennsylvania legislature.

When:  Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.

(formerly called the Magee Rec. Center)

GCA Annual Meeting and Vote, Jan 29

GCA Annual Meeting and Board Elections – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Magee Senior Center, 3:00-6:00 pm

The Greenfield Community Association will be convene its 2017 annual meeting and board elections on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Magee Senior Center (745 Greenfield Avenue).

At this meeting, the board will be presenting its 2016 report on activities to date and finances.  In addition, the GCA will be holding its annual elections to fill up to four board of director positions.

Voting – Voting will be by paper ballot only and occur between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on January 29, 2017 at the Magee Senior Center during the annual meeting.  The Ballots will list all the candidates.  One can vote for up to four candidates.  No write-ins will be permitted.  Ballots will be tallied, and results posted immediately thereafter.  Eligible voters include anyone 18 years and older who live in Greenfield; own or operate a business in Greenfield; or own property in Greenfield. (Greenfield includes the Bigelow Heights and Four Mile Run areas.)

Click here for the slate of GCA Board candidates.

Please plan on attending this important and informative meeting and voting in GCA’s general election.