Friends has been working with Baldwin Borough to develop a narrow strip of riverfront property along the Monongahela River and Three Rivers Heritage Trail/Great Allegheny Passage (north of East Carson Street and west of the Keystone Iron and Metal Company). The space has some beautiful natural areas and is a little pocket of nature along the urban trail system. The most enticing feature of the location is that the property is excellent for birdwatching, specifically the Bald Eagle pair that nests in the slopes just across Carson Street.

In 2022, Friends and PashekMTR completed a site master plan and will be moving forward with design development of the first 2 phases. These phases include an observation deck with binocular viewers, bike racks and repair station, new signage, native plantings and more. Additionally, we are actively preparing grant applications to secure funding for construction of phases 1 and 2. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

Do you have questions regarding this project? Ask them here!


  • Baldwin Borough
  • Audubon Society of Western PA
  • Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy
  • Caruso Paving

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