Allegheny Commons Park is Pittsburgh’s oldest park, dating to1867 when the North Side was Allegheny City. Allegheny Commons Park has three main parts: West, North and East Parks. A $17 million restoration is set forth in a 10-year master plan. The plan calls for a return of original features such as a formal promenade and fountains, with additional tree plantings.
Allegheny Public Square Plaza, earlier known as Diamond Square and Ober Park, is the site of the original town square of Allegheny City. The Children’s Museum has raised $6 million in a public/private campaign to rehabilitate the square.
Allegheny Center is just a quick walk from Three Rivers Heritage Trail, a wonderful pedestrian trail and greenway system that runs for 21 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. It is an almost complete public route around the rivers’ edges for cyclists, walkers, runners, and in some places roller bladers. The Great Allegheny Passage rail-trail which beings at Point State Park travels 320 miles to Washington, DC.