Citiparks
UPCOMING EVENT -- CITIPARKS "RIVERVIEW PARK HERITAGE DAY" ON SAT., JUNE 8
Full day of activities to include tribute to Moses Carper, the "Cowboy of Riverview Park"

EVENT:
Citiparks’ annual “Riverview Park Heritage Day”

Full day of free activities to include tribute to longtime park supporter Moses Carper 

Free Heritage Day activities provide opportunities to explore nature by viewing rare birds from the National Aviary meet furry friends from the Animal Rescue League and Humane Society and take part in cool activities at the Carnegie Science Center booth.  "Fort Heritage" recreates the American frontier with pony rides, totem pole painting and much more.  The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety’s SWAT, Police, Fire and EMS divisions offer interactive educational experiences for all ages.  Throughout the park grounds, kids unleash their creativity at the Citiparks Roving Art Cart, adults take advantage of free health consultations and families tour the Allegheny Observatory to name just a few of the day’s numerous activities.  And everyone enjoys free refreshments.

DATE:
Saturday, June 8, 2013
noon – 4 p.m.

PLACE:
Riverview Park, North Side
 
INFO:
For more information, call 412-255-2493 or visit www.Citiparks.net

   

TRIBUTE TO “COWBOY OF RIVERVIEW PARK” AT 1:30 P.M.

   During Heritage Day festivities, Citiparks will celebrate the life of Moses Carper, a longtime supporter of Riverview Park programs and events – and the talented horseman who oversaw the park’s equestrian program.

A 1:30 p.m. ceremony outside the Visitor Center will include the unveiling of a permanent tribute to Moses Carper (1931 – 2012), known as the “Cowboy of Riverview Park”.    Mr. Carper maintained stables in the northeast corner of the park and established a non-profit organization to provide inner-city youth with equestrian activities in an urban setting.
 

Published:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Contacts
Mary Beth Mueller
Citiparks Publicist
Office: 412-351-7702
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