Three Rivers Water Trail Status
The expansion of the Three Rivers Water Trail throughout the Pittsburgh region continues to be a top priority for Friends of the Riverfront. We like to keep our members and supporters informed on important developments including new trail construction, temporary closures, and site improvements.
If you encounter a problem on the Three Rivers Water Trail, please contact us.
Trail Alerts/Conditions Advisories
No Trail Alerts at this time.
Planning and Development
Friends of the Riverfront has recently begun discussions with the Borough of West Homestead and Homestead-area Economic Revitalization Committee for the development of an access in the Waterfront. The access is currently in the planning process on land owned by the municipality adjacent to Costco.
The Borough of Elizabeth recently signed an agreement for the development of a Three Rivers Water Trail Landing at their riverfront aquatorium. Funding is complete for the access, click here to view a preliminary layout of the site. Parking for Water Trail users is currently under discussion as part of an overall revitalization of this riverfront community. Engineering and design for the access is complete, all funding is in place and the access is scheduled to be complete in 2013.
Interest in the development of a canoe/kayak access at the Mon Wharf consistently remains high. Several individuals already use nearby sites to kayak to and from the golden triangle for work. Friends of the Riverfront is partnering with Riverlife to make sure accommodations are being made. Funding is complete for site amenities, click here to view the design of a kayak rack planned for the site.
Natrona Comes Together has assisted Friends of the Riverfront to identify an appropriate site near River Avenue on the Allegheny River (adjacent to the Natrona Bottling Company) for a water trail landing. A License Agreement has been drafted and approved by both Harrison Township and Natrona Comes Together. Survey work has been completed to ensure the proposed site meets design standards for accessibility. Engineering drawings of the site are available here. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2013 including removal of invasive plants and new sustainable landscaping.
Friends of the Riverfront continues to work closely with the Borough of Haysville and Osborne to develop a non-motorized access at the terminus of River Road on the Ohio River. Survey work will be conducted to ensure the possibility of constructing an ADA compliant access followed by engineering and design. Currently a License Agreement is being negotiated with both Borough Council’s and an adjacent property owner Lone Oak Technology.