Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council seek volunteer helpers to remove litter from the lake and throughout the park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Cindi Lash
Sunday, February 17
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council are seeking volunteers and making plans for two spring cleanup events—one in April, another in May—in North Park. The first event is set for Saturday, April 20, during Earth Day weekend. Organizers say they plan to gather at 9 a.m. to remove litter from various locations around North Park. Participants should meet at the cabin on Ingomar Road, near the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Wildwood Road. A Lake & Land Clean-up also is planned for Saturday, May. 4 and will involve working both on the lake in water craft and along the lake's shoreline on foot. Participants should meet at noon at the North Park Rose Barn on Pearce Mill Road, across from the North Park Boathouse. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Some of the improvements could be made as soon as next year.
A new master plan for improving North Park includes a $2.9 million upgrade to the Ingomar Road portion of the trail around North Park Lake, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. It would create a wider shoulder with room for a 6- to 8-foot bike lane and a separate 8- to 10-foot pedestrian path between Babcock Boulevard and Kummer Road. Landscape architect Ron Schipani, capital projects and program manager for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, told an audience of about 50 people at a Jan. 23 public meeting in the Rose Barn that those safety improvements could be made as early as next year. The PG reported that Schipani, who worked on the park's trail feasibility study in 1990, outlined several goals for the park: One big change to …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The "Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe" is expected to open in early spring of 2013.
Allegheny County Council recently approved a five-year lease for a restaurant at the iconic North Park boathouse. The "Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe ," which already has a location on Pittsburgh's South Side, will have waitress service, a liquor license, and offer a variety of foods, including vegetarian dishes, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported. "We hope the restaurant will become another hub of activity in the park," partner Michael Kotyk said told the PG. Kotyk plans to have the cafe open seven days a week, year-round, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kotyk said the new restaurant would concentrate on a healthy menu that will appeal to the many walkers, runners and cyclists who visit North Park. "We want to give them the energy …