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Major grant will allow MWCDC to continue developing park

 

September 11, 2012



The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation has been selected by the Richard King Mellon Foundation to receive a $400,000 multi-year grant; the largest award that the organization has received in its history.

The funds will be utilized to restore 5.5 acres of Mount Washington hillside and to continue developing Emerald View Park.

"This unprecedented award is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by Mount Washington community members and MWCDC staff," said Chris Beichner, executive director of Mount Washington Community Development Corporation. "The impact that Emerald View Park has on the community and the surrounding area has been profound but we are far from finished. The Richard King Mellon Foundation has granted us a tremendous opportunity to take our work to the next level."

Created in 2005, Emerald View Park is Pittsburgh's newest regional park. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, it is in the neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights, Mount Washington, and Allentown. The park combines existing parks and greenspaces with what was once heavily mined, denuded and dumped upon land.

For Pittsburgh and the more than one million people who visit Mount Washington every year to see the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh and her three rivers, the 257-acre Park offers a mix of playing fields, playgrounds, lawns, views, and trails, some of which is still being developed.

More information can be obtained by contacting the MWCDC at 412-481-3220 x204 or imanspeizer@mwcdc.org.

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation has been selected by the Richard King Mellon Foundation to receive a $400,000 multi-year grant; the largest award that the organization has received in its history.


The funds will be utilized to restore 5.5 acres of Mount Washington hillside and to continue developing Emerald View Park.


"This unprecedented award is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by Mount Washington community members and MWCDC staff," said Chris Beichner, executive director of Mount Washington Community Development Corporation. "The impact that Emerald View Park has on the community and the surrounding area has been profound but we are far from finished. The Richard King Mellon Foundation has granted us a tremendous opportunity to take our work to the next level."


Created in 2005, Emerald View Park is Pittsburgh

's newest regional park. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, it is in the neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights, Mount Washington, and Allentown. The park combines existing parks and greenspaces with what was once heavily mined, denuded and dumped upon land.

For Pittsburgh and the more than one million people who visit Mount Washington every year to see the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh and her three rivers, the 257-acre Park offers a mix of playing fields, playgrounds, lawns, views, and trails, some of which is still being developed.

More information can be obtained by contacting the MWCDC at 412-481-3220 x204 or imanspeizer@mwcdc.org.

The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation has been selected by the Richard King Mellon Foundation to receive a $400,000 multi-year grant; the largest award that the organization has received in its history.

The funds will be utilized to restore 5.5 acres of Mount Washington hillside and to continue developing Emerald View Park.


"This unprecedented award is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by Mount Washington community members and MWCDC staff," said Chris Beichner, executive director of Mount Washington Community Development Corporation. "The impact that Emerald View Park has on the community and the surrounding area has been profound but we are far from finished. The Richard King Mellon Foundation has granted us a tremendous opportunity to take our work to the next level."


Created in 2005, Emerald View Park is Pittsburgh

's newest regional park. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, it is in the neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights, Mount Washington, and Allentown. The park combines existing parks and greenspaces with what was once heavily mined, denuded and dumped upon land.

For Pittsburgh and the more than one million people who visit Mount Washington every year to see the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh and her three rivers, the 257-acre Park offers a mix of playing fields, playgrounds, lawns, views, and trails, some of which is still being developed.

More information can be obtained by contacting the MWCDC at 412-481-3220 x204 or imanspeizer@mwcdc.org.

 

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