Community Meeting on Public Safety, Aug 15, 6:30p

A Community Meeting Regarding the Recent Shootings in Greenfield has been set for Wednesday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m.


Thank you to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 Commander Herrmann and Zone 4 officers for attending our meeting last night concerning the recent incidents that happened over the weekend in and around Greenfield.

The Commander gave a very detailed description of these events, which were isolated incidents for Greenfield, which is historically a low-crime area. However, he noted that there will be an increased police presence in the neighborhood for the coming future, which will include additional patrols.

We also have a date, time, and location set for a community meeting about these events.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Rosalia Academy, Cafeteria.

We want to especially thank Father Joe for accommodating this meeting and helping us secure this space with such short notice.

Further, we want to thank all of our neighbors: We live, work, and play in an incredibly great neighborhood, and incidents like this will not change that and will not keep Greenfield down.

—  Councilman Corey O’Connor and the Greenfield Community Aassociation Board

A Happy 4th at Magee Pool

A Big Thank You to the lifeguards and staff at Magee Pool for their annual Fourth of July water carnival.

Pool patrons were treated to free hot dogs, drinks and chips, and all the kids competed for prizes in water-themed games. The kids received Rita’s Italian Ice and bags of candy as they exited.

The event traditionally wraps up with the chance to throw a whipped cream pie plate at the lifeguards.


Thank you to the lifeguards, staff and head guard Hanna Marrone.

(photos by Mary Ann Hatala)

Greenfield Received 2018 BOB Award

Old news but good news.

In May, Greenfield received the 2018 “Neighborhood of the Year” Bob Award from the City of Pittsburgh’s Clean Pittsburgh Commission.

Since 2008, the Clean Pittsburgh Commission has held an annual Meet n Greet Mixer and Bob Awards to recognize the great local neighborhood leaders who go above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live through clean-up events and litter prevention education in City neighborhoods

The awards, named for former Mayor Bob O’Connor, are given for Volunteer of Year, Neighborhood of the Year, and Leader of Year.

Greenfield was nominated for all the great stuff our volunteers have done in recent years including the Greenfield Bridge/Portal, Murals, Gardens, Clean-ups and Painting, Signage, etc.

The award was presented by our City Council Representative Corey O’Connor & Mrs. O’Connor. They gave Greenfield excellent words of praise.

This is the 2nd time Greenfield has received the Bob Award award.  Good job everyone, and congratulations, Greenfield!

In The Run: Watershed and Mobility Meeting, May 22

Learn about mobility and infrastructure updates that affect The Run at a public meeting to be held by the Mon-Oakland Mobility Plan partners: City of Pittsburgh Dept of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), PWSA, URA and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
300 Saline St, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Hear about findings from the mobility study examining the logistics of the proposed micro-transit connection and meet the consultant team that has been selected to engineer the green infrastructure project in Four Mile Run. Please plan to attend to offer comments and suggestions.

Find out more by visiting or by emailing

Download the flyer here.

Sprucing Up The Neighborhood

Volunteers help GCA clean up in The Run, 14 April 2018

GCA volunteers help clean up in The Run, 14 April 2018


The weather was great last Saturday when volunteers helped outdoors at the annual GCA Spring Cleanup on April 14, 2018.

The cleanup focused on three areas:  The Run, Magee Field, and the garden at Ronald Street.  Here are David Cashmere’s photos from our very busy day.

Above, all ages participated in The Run.  Below, the Magee Field cleanup crew pauses for a photo.

Cleanup crew at Magee Field, 14 April 2018

Cleanup crew at Magee Field, 14 April 2018


Weeding the Ronald Street garden took a long time but was well worth it.

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018


Meanwhile, trees were being planted at the new Hassett Park next to the Greenfield Bridge.   The park’s namesake, Patrick Hassett, was on hand to watch.

Hassett Park, 14 April 2018: Patrick Hassett is on hand

Hassett Park, 14 April 2018: Patrick Hassett is on hand while trees go in.


Here’s Pat (on the left) and David Cashmere with the park behind them.

Patrick Hassett and David Cashmere at Hassett Park, 14 April 2018

Patrick Hassett and David Cashmere at Hassett Park, 14 April 2018


Thank You to everyone!  The neighborhood looks great.


(photos by David Cashmere)

Spring Planting Events in May

Supplies for the Irvine garden including marigolds, zinnias and salvia


It’s spring planting season!  Here’s your chance to help beautify Greenfield.

Join the GCA Public Spaces Stewardship Committee and your fellow neighbors for our annual Spring Plantings.  We’ll provide the tools and plants. All you need to do is show up.



Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Irvine Street Garden.

This garden is at Greenfield’s western gateway on the corner of Greenfield Ave and Irvine Street.



Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Ronald Street Garden.

Located at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Ronald Street, it’s right next to Rialto’s Pizza.  Bonus for volunteers at this planting:  Pizza will be provided following the planting.


For further information, comments or questions please email us at


Greenfield Glide Registration is Open


36th Anniversary

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Start:  8:30a.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 HD TV!

Picnic includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and beverages.


Volunteers needed!  Contact Mary Ann Hatala at


Proceeds support the activities of the Greenfield Community Association and Magee Recreation Center.

Download the flyer here.