South Shore Riverfront Park

South Shore Riverfront Park Park

South Shore Riverfront Park, just feet from the South Side Works, showcases the beauty of Pittsburgh’s Monongahela River. It contains parts of the Three Rivers Heritage trail, which runs along all three rivers throughout the entirety of Allegheny county, displaying information about historical events and river ecology along the way.




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Formerly a steel mill barge dock, the park was transformed into one of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful properties along the Monongahela River. Switchback terraces connect upper and lower plazas to create an exciting outdoor public space for recreation, relaxation and special events.

South Side Riverfront Park is owned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the City of Pittsburgh’s economic development agency. It is managed by the Soffer Organization.

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The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is Pittsburg's signature trail system. The 33-mile system is maintained by the Department of Public Works in cooperation with the Friends of the Riverfront.

The trail runs along the banks of our Three Rivers and is a popular walking, biking, running, and tourist destination. Collectively, the trail forms portions of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150 mile passage that connects Pittsburgh to the nation's Capital - Washington, DC. 

Along our riverfront, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail offers connections to many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, attractions, and destinations.

The Workers

The Workers

First commissioned in 1997, The Workers was the result of a collaboration between twenty-four artists over the course of fourteen years.

Led by IAC co-founder Tim Kaulen, this monument steelworkers of Pittsburgh features relics from the area’s industrial heritage: the I-beams used to create the figures once part of the nearby Hot Metal Bridge, and the shields on their arms and legs were remnants from a local boiler house. The ladle between them is action actual piece of equipment once use for pouring hot metal.