Pretty Up Beechview: Greenway Stewardship

Pretty Up Beechview (PUB) is a thriving community group dedicated to maintaining and beautifying the neighborhood of Beechview. Part of PUB’s work includes stewarding a portion of the Seldom Seen Greenway. One of PUB’s goals is to help the Seldom Seen Greenway be seen! Seldom Seen has been referred to as “A Park Hiding in Plain Sight.” It is a hidden gem that Beechview wants more Pittsburghers to experience.

Grounded is teaming up with PUB to reimage vacant and underutilized space at the entrance of the greenway that can be used to help draw people into the space. Eventually, more amenities like benches, tables, and lights can be added to help the entrance become more functional for visitors.

In the fall of 2018, the transformation began with a workday to spruce up the entrance. Adding flower beds, edging, mulching, and planting were just a few of the activities that took place. In the spring of 2019, Grounded will be organizing a workshop open to all those interested in stewarding a greenway to learn more about hosting a workday on your own and share resources that are available to community groups. We will also be joined by employees from the City of Pittsburgh to discuss how different departments interact with greenways and prepare for Greenways 2.0.

Stay tuned for more details on the workshop in early 2019!