In The Run

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)

Four Mile Run Mobility Meeting, Feb 20

WHAT:  Public Meeting on Four Mile Run Watershed Mobility Plan  (NOTE: Preferred Alternative will be presented)

WHEN: February 20th, 2018, 5-8 PM

WHERE: Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1, 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(This is 1 block off of Second Avenue in Hazelwood)

PRESENTED BY:  City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility, PWSA, URA, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

REGISTER at this link

DESCRIPTION from Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI)

Thanks to everyone who attended the public meeting on January 18th, 2018. Please join us for the next public meeting to continue the conversation about a potential connection between Hazelwood, Greenfield, Four Mile Run, and Oakland:

February 20th, 2018
5-8 PM
Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1, 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

At the last public meeting, we presented five alternative routes for this connection, and what the modes of transit might be. Since then, we have been reviewing your feedback on the alternatives, the priorities that were expressed by each of the neighborhood groups, siting constraints, and the technical aspects of developing an effective connection. We have developed a preferred alternative for consideration that attempts to address the concerns we heard, along with the operational constraints of providing an efficient connection.

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 20th to hear about the preferred alternative and continue the discussion about the potential modes of transit along the route. The evening will include an open house for the first hour, a presentation regarding specific elements of the potential route, and an opportunity to provide feedback in small groups.

Register for the meeting on February 20th at 5 PM at Pittsburgh Firefighters Local here.

After the meeting, the presentation will be posted to, where you will be able to view it and comment on it (the presentation from the January 18th meeting is also posted on the website).

We welcome your comments there, or you can always email them to us at

Survey Results From The Run, November 2017


In the Summer & Fall of 2017 the Greenfield Community Association
worked with residents of Four Mile Run to conduct a comprehensive,
154-question community survey. The Run Community Census gathered information on topics of importance to participants,
members of their household, and the neighborhood.

The Census is done and the results were presented to the community a few weeks ago. Here are three documents from the survey:

Meetings on Mobility/Transportation in The Run

Announcement from the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure + URA:

Four Mile Run – Discussion of Multimodal Connection

Over the next six months, the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority will examine mobility needs and opportunities in conjunction with improvements in Four Mile Run. Join the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for public meetings to help provide community feedback!


Tuesday, November 14th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Wednesday, November 15th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


JCC Pittsburgh -5738 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217

In The Run: Green Infrastructure Review

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Concept Review

WHEN: Wednesday September 20, 2017, 6-8p

WHERE: St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

HOSTED BY: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

WHAT: Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a multi-community meeting to review and refine feedback on designs for green infrastructure in Schenley Park. These designs are intended to decrease flooding in the Run, minimize combined sewer overflows, and improve the ecology of the Four Mile Run Watershed.

Our consultants, landscape architects Phronesis and team, have been hard at work refining the initial concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys and cost analysis. Now, we need your input to move to the next stage!

Click on the image or the heading above for more details.

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


New Trees Planted In The Run

New trees planted in The Run with Tree Pittsburgh

New trees planted in The Run with Tree Pittsburgh, 5 Nov 2016


On Saturday, November 5th, several residents joined the volunteers from Tree Pittsburgh to reforest 150 trees in the slopes above the Run and the Parkway, just east of St. John Chrysostom Church.

The trees replace a blighted area that had succumbed to invasive vines.

On behalf of the GCA, thank you to all the volunteers, Tree Pittsburgh, and TreeVitalize for making this happen!

In The Run: Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

Join us at the church hall of St. John Chrysostom to review an initial concept for Green Infrastructure intended to decrease stormwater runoff in The Run neighborhood and improve ecology of the 4 Mile Run watershed.

In the coming months, consultants will work to refine this concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys, cost analysis, and continuing community engagement.

This is the first of a series of meetings in The Run and surrounding communities focused on stormwater, the issue that residents have identified as their #1 priority.

After a short presentation we will have plans on display and representatives available to take your questions, comments and concerns, so please stop by and let us know what you think.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send any questions or concerns to Community Outreach Coordinator Gavin White at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, or call 412-682-7275.

WHAT:  4 Mile Run Watershed Green Infrastructure Concept Plans Update

WHERE:  St. John Chrysostom church hall
506 Saline Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 15, 2017

Meeting coordinated by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and GCA.

Tree Planting In The Run, Sat Nov 5

Increase forest canopy and stop runoff into The Run this coming Saturday, November 5, by helping Tree Pittsburgh plant 150 seedlings on the hillside along the Parkway East above The Run.

What:  Plant seedlings on the slope.

When: Saturday, November 5, 9:00am – noon

Where: Park on Saline St. between St. John Byzantine Church and the Parkway East overpass.

How:  Tree Pittsburgh will provide all tools, equipment and safety gear and will show you how to do it.

More information: Click here for the Tree Pittsburgh event announcement or contact or call (412) 781-TREE (8733)

Tree Pittsburgh asks that you register if you plan to attend.