PITTSBURGH, PA (June 10, 2020) To make further space for safe recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reservoir Drive in Highland Park is being closed tomorrow to all non-emergency vehicles.
Following weeks of planning by community partners, Bike Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the City has closed Reservoir Drive to all vehicles except those operated by the Public Safety Department and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
"After months of being forced inside by the pandemic, we know Pittsburgh residents are desperate to spend more time outdoors, safely and with ample space for social distancing," Mayor William Peduto said. "I want to thank all our partners for their patience in making this exciting project happen."
The main entrance to the park from N. Highland Avenue will be used as a one-way circular drop off. ADA parking is available in the parking lot at the end of Farmhouse Drive.
Barricades are staggered to allow for access by emergency and PWSA vehicles.
Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 will regularly patrol the area and enforce proper usage.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.