Yearly Archives: 2016


The Greenfield Community Association (GCA) is calling for candidates for the Board of Directors.

GCA serves the Greenfield neighborhood by maintaining our public spaces, representing the community in development and transportation issues, organizing the Greenfield Glide, Holiday Parade, and Community Awards, as well as advocating on behalf of the neighborhood in general.

Board membership is a three year term, open to both residents and business and property owners of Greenfield.

General Board member roles are as follows:

  • Term: Three Years
  • General: Attend all monthly board meetings
  • Grapevine: Write and contribute articles as needed
  • Fundraise: Carry out fundraising strategy. (Historically, this has been very minor.)
  • Events: Work on at least one of the major GCA events: Glide, Awards Dinner, and Parade and participate in the neighborhood clean-ups, plantings and National Night Out event.
  • GCA Annual Meeting: Attend annual fall meeting.
  • Neighborhood Awards Dinner: Attend annual awards dinner and promote tickets sales through personal networks.

Interested candidates should send a short biography to the address below by JANUARY 13.

Candidate biographies will be published online at starting Jan. 15th.

Elections will be held at the GCA’s Annual Meeting January 29, 3pm, at Magee Senior Center

Send candidate biographies here:
PO Box #55067
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
phone: 412-339-0422

Greenfield Holiday Parade, Dec 2, 7pm

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Fireworks! Marching bands! Floats! Puppets! Hot Chocolate! and SANTA!

March in the parade with your pet!

The Greenfield Community Association cordially invites you to the


The parade begins at Murray and Hazelwood Avenues (line up at 6:00 pm), then proceeds to Loretta to Greenfield Avenue to Lydia.

Residents are encouraged to march in the parade with their pets on leash.  Contact Kristi Heidel at knheidel(AT) to let her know you’re coming.

Fireworks provided with funding from Councilman Corey O’Connor, Senator Jay Costa, Rep. Paul Costa, and Rep. Dan Frankel.


p.s. We need volunteers to man the parade barricades.  Please contact knheidel(AT) if you’d like to help.

Greenfield Bridge Parkway Closure Rescheduled for Dec 9

Worker on the Greenfield Bridge, in fog (photo by Pat Hassett)

Worker on the Greenfield Bridge, in fog (photo by Pat Hassett)

17 November 2016:


The City of Pittsburgh has postponed this weekend’s planned closure of the Parkway East due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday into Sunday. Rain possibly changing to snow along with strong winds forecasted for the site preclude the high steel work planned for this weekend.

The closure has been rescheduled for the weekend of December 9, beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday and ending at 6:00 a.m., Monday the 12th. During this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel, install the deck pans over the highway, and perform miscellaneous activities.

Naming Commission Considers Renaming Our Bridge

The new Greenfield Bridge as of 13 Nov 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

The new Greenfield Bridge as of 13 Nov 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

There’s a proposal to rename our bridge for artist John Kane.  It will be considered today at 2pm at the Naming Commission, 200 Ross Street.

Read more about the proposal here in this morning’s Post Gazette.


The bridge is officially named the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge. It connects Greenfield Road in Schenley Park to Beechwood Boulevard in Greenfield.

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.

Learn About Lead In Drinking Water

PgH2O logo


Information on Lead in Drinking Water

WHERE:  Greenfield Magee Senior Center
745 Greenfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm

PWSA leadership will give a presentation on lead in drinking water and how residents can limit exposure to lead, followed by a question and answer session.

For more information, please contact Will Pickering, Interim Communications Manager, at 412.255.2099 or

Click here to download the flyer.

Call For Artists RFP: Greenfield at Irvine Mural Design

GCA Mural Design RFP illustration

The Greenfield Community Association’s Public Spaces Stewardship Committee, in cooperation with Hazelwood community, is calling for mural designs for the water pump house at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Irvine Street. This is where Greenfield and Hazelwood communities meet.

The dual purposes of this mural are beautification and way-finding at this intersection, a gateway to our communities. Designs should name both communities and direct travelers by vehicle/bike. (See original mural above for example.)

This project is open to City of Pittsburgh Residents; artists from Greenfield and Hazelwood are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation is not provided. However funding for supplies up to $500 and some labor are provided by community volunteers, and the selected artist or group will be identified in all literature.

The selection process will be by community vote. The artist or group selected must also present their proposal to the Pittsburgh Public Art Commission according to the requirements of their review process and gain approval before any work can begin.

The deadline for the application to this RFP is December 1, 2016. Designs meeting criteria and approved by the Public Spaces Committee will be published online by January 15 for a community vote selection process.

Notification of winner will be made by March 1. Implementation of work will be summer 2017.

Questions may be directed to We welcome your designs!

Click here to download the application.

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.