Our mission

Build safe, clean, and accessible riverfront trails as part of the Three Rivers Heritage & Water Trail systems to create and maintain an outstanding experience for trail users while providing economic, environmental, and health benefits to the Pittsburgh region.

Since 1991, Friends of the Riverfront has worked to protect and restore the riverfront in the Pittsburgh region through trail development and stewardship after decades of legacy pollution. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail now encompasses 33 miles of urban and suburban riverfront trails along both banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Through broad and diverse collaborations, we continue to work towards and promote environmental restoration, economic vitality, and public health benefits for Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Strategic Plan

Friends of the Riverfront recently completed a 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

Financial Information


For a history of Friends of the Riverfront, the Three Rivers Hertiage Trail, and Three Rivers Water Trail, check out our 20th Anniversary Book, Forging Connections: Friends of the Riverfront.


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