Kids, bring your bikes and gather at 1 p.m. on the Chapel Shelter lawn when costumed puppet figures, high-steppin' musical characters and neighborhood kids wheel through the park grounds.
Enjoy a day of adventure and exploration at Riverview Park Heritage Day!
Date:Saturday, June 7, 2014 Time: Noon-4:00 p.m. Place: Riverview Park Info: 412-255-2493 Riverview Park map
This popular annual event showcases Riverview Park, an urban oasis just north of Downtown Pittsburgh that is home to the landmark Allegheny Observatory as well as an extensive network of trails enjoyed by hikers, joggers and horseback riders alike.
During the Heritage Day celebration, explore nature by viewing rare birds from the National Aviary, and meeting furry friends from the Animal Rescue League and Humane Society and Human Society.
Stop by the Carnegie Science Center booth for a creative make and take activity: Balancing Robots! Check out a Bomb Squad robot and tour a SWAT vehicle as the Department of Public Safety's SWAT, Police and Fire divisions offer interactive and educational experiences for all ages.
Throughout the park grounds, children take on the challenge of a bike rodeo, adults receive advice from health professionals and families tour the Observatory to name just a few of the day's many activities. And everyone enjoys free refreshments.
The grounds of the Chapel Shelter—just a short walk from the Activities Building—are transformed into Fort Heritage! Children experience life on the American frontier by riding horses, painting totem poles, making trail mix, designing feather hair ties and much more.
For more information call 412-255-2493.
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Moses Carper Tribute
A tribute to Moses Carper was held on June 8, 2013 during Heritage Day festivities. Moses was a longtime supporter of Riverview Park programs and events. He was also a talented horseman who oversaw the park's equestrian program. Moses, who passed away in 2012, was fondly known as the "Cowboy of Riverview Park."