Neighborhood Developments

Parkway East (I-376) Weekend Closure June 14-17

Pittsburgh, PA, June 11, 2019 – PennDOT District 11 has announced the full closure — weather permitting — of the inbound (westbound) Parkway East (I-376) between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) off-ramp and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp to westbound I-376 from 9pm Friday June 14 continually until 5am Monday June 17.

All traffic will be detoured.

Motorists can use the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) or Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) detour routes.  All trucks will be detoured at the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) interchange. 

Click here to download the detour map.

PennDOT detour map for June 14-17, 2019

New Magee Field Lights

Old and New Lights at Magee Field, 20 Sept 2018 (photo by Pat Hassett)

This September the new ballpark lights were installed at Magee Field.  Both the old and new lights were in place for several days, shown above on Sept 20 by Pat Hassett.

The old lights were a favorite hunting perch of the local red-tailed hawks, shown below on July 15.

Red-tailed hawk perched on the old lights at Magee Field, 15 July 2018 (photo by Kate St. John)

By October 4 the old lights were down and completely cleared from the field.  That afternoon a red-tailed hawk perched on several of the new poles. Apparently he approves of them … and so do we.

Red-tailed hawk on a new Magee Field light pole, 7 Oct 2018

Public Safety Concerns: Recent Shootings

UPDATE:  6 August 2018 at 2p.  The community meeting (formerly listed as Wed 8/8) is being rescheduled. See below. 

From GCA Board and Councilman O’Connor:

Dear Greenfield residents,

We wanted to clarify meetings that will be occurring in the next few weeks.

The Board of the Greenfield Community Association (GCA) and Councilman O’Connor are meeting with Pittsburgh Zone 4 Police Commander Daniel Herman tonight, Monday August 6.

At this meeting they’ll discuss the recent shootings in the neighborhood and nearby areas and select a date for a community meeting that’ll be open to the public. The meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday August 8 was the GCA’s already-scheduled Public Safety Committee meeting. In light of these recent events, that Public Safety Committee has been cancelled and will be combined with the larger community meeting, the details of which will be announced soon. As soon as a date, time and location is selected the public will be informed.

Thank you for your interest in ensuring that our community remains safe and secure.

— GCA Board and Councilman O’Connor


BACKGROUND: There were two drive-by shootings in Greenfield in two days:




Swinburne Street Closures, July 12,13

City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, advises that Swinburne Street between Greenfield Avenue and Childs Street will be closed on:
July 12, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
and again on
July 13, from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.,
to allow the City’s contractor to complete test drilling.
Motorists are advised to use Greenfield Bridge or Bates Street. The drilling will be weather dependent.

Magee Recreation Center: Winter Programming 2018

It’s cold outside but it’s warm at Magee Recreation Center.  CitiParks winter programming has something for everyone.


Tiny Tots Club
Monday – 10:30 – 11:30am
Thursday – 1:00 – 2:00pm – $10
Give your little ones something fun to do during the day. Sessions will include an upstairs story/craft and then structured play time in the gym.
Runs 1/18 – 3/1. Ages 2 – 5.

Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Monday – 6:30 – 8:30pm – $3/week
Weekly games of pick-up basketball for adults.
18 and older. Starting 1/8.

Winter Basketball Clinic
Tuesday – 6:00 – 9:00pm – $20
Magee’s 3rd Annual Winter Basketball Clinic will focus on teaching the basics of basketball through instructional sessions which will transition to a competitive league. Volunteer coaches needed
Runs 1/16 – 2/27 . Ages 9 – 11 and 12 -14.

Video Game Club
Monday – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Free
Join us for some low-competition recreational fun, while playing video games with your friends and our staff! Activities include Smash Bros Tournaments and NHL games.
Runs 1/22 through 2/26. Ages 7 – 11.

Strong Women, Strong Girls
Thursday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – Free
Empowering our communities’ future women through games, mentoring, and fun projects about women role models. Led by University of Pittsburgh volunteers.
Ongoing. Grades 3 – 5.

Magee’s Junior Chefs
Wednesday – 6:30 – 8:30pm – $20
Participants will learn cooking basics through the creation of tasty recipes. Participants will receive a laminated recipe card to take home each week. Supplies are included in price of class.
Runs 1/17 – 2/21. Grades 2 – 5.

Adult Pick-Up Futsal
Friday – 6:30 – 8:30pm – $3/Week
Weekly games of pick-up futsal for adults. 18 and older.
Ongoing starting 1/5.

After School Program
Daily 3:00 – 6:00pm – Free
Our daily after-school program. Food, Homework Time, and Recreational and Educational Activities provided.
Greenfield School students 3rd through 5th grade.

Youth & Adult Karate
Tuesday and Thursday
$40/month and $35 uniform fee
Ages 6 – 15: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Ages 18 +: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Learn the basics of the discipline of Karate. Taught by Master Patricio Saavedra.


Download the flyer here.

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

See the Four Mile Run Preliminary Design

Weigh in on an exciting preliminary design for the Schenley Park 4 Mile Run Projects

WHAT: Four Mile Run Watershed Design Review Meeting

WHEN: Thursday October 26, 2017, 6-8p

WHERE: Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

HOSTED BY: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

DESCRIPTION:  The Four Mile Run Watershed, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, and Hazelwood, offers a great opportunity for stormwater management, a major issue in Pittsburgh. After gathering input on Four Mile Run project concepts from hundreds of community members, we’re excited to share a preliminary design!

Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at a public meeting this week to see the preliminary design, and to give your feedback. Your input allows us to move into more detailed design and toward a buildable project.