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, meeting furry friends from the Animal Rescue League and Humane Society and discovering something unique and absolutely cool at the Carnegie Science Center booth.
Greet McGruff the Crime Dog as the Department of Public Safety's SWAT, Police and Fire bureaus offer interactive and educational experiences for all ages.
Throughout the park grounds, children scale the climbing wall, 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."