South Side Park Walking Club


Want an excuse to get some exercise, meet people, and explore South Side Park? Walk with us! The South Side Park Walking Club has twice weekly guided walks in the park.

WHEN: Join us Wednesdays at 6:30PM and Sundays at 1PM. (Cancelled when raining.)

WHERE: We meet in the parking lot on Mission Street between the bridges.

WHO: People of all ages and leashed dogs are welcome.

CAN I DO IT? We follow a trail in the woods. The speed of the walks are adjusted to the level of who shows up, and there is no cost or obligation. We just want to encourage people to use South Side Park.

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Request from South Side Chamber of Commerce

From the South Side Chamber of Commerce President, Jonathan Growall:

The South Side Welcome Center needs your help! In 2 years the South Side Welcome Center has established itself as the go to place for information, volunteerism, & positive energy in the South Side. The Welcome Center has produced and featured information on the South Side Slopes, our City Steps and South Side Park. The Welcome Center has also been a partner in several initiatives of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association including StepTrek. It takes funding and a monumental volunteer effort to keep the South Side Welcome Center open and staffed. Please consider a donation today!

Checks can be made payable to:
South Side Chamber of Commerce
1100 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

For more information or to join the South Side Chamber of Commerce, stop by their welcome center or visit their website.

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South Side Slopes General Meeting

Join us for our next General Meeting.

Meet new District 3 Commander Scirotto and learn about what’s happening in our district.

Where: St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center
When: Tuesday, March 3 at 7PM

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Earth Day in South Side Park

Come celebrate Earth Day with the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, Student Conservation Association and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy through a day of service at South Side Park. Volunteers will work to improve the health of this public green space by clearing invasives, removing litter, and maintaining trails.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: South Side Park, S. 18th Street Entrance (Below Quarry Field), Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide lunch for all volunteers, as well as reusable water bottles and Earth Day t-shirts!

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Brosville Blitz

Are you sick of the trash lining Brosville Street? Join us and help clear out this eye sore at the South Side Slopes first clean-up of the year.

* Remove tires and trash in Brosville basin between Pius Street and the Knoxville Incline Park.
* Clear Brosville Street sidewalk of soil from hill sliding on to it.
* Cleaning area around Welsh Way Stairs and removal of new Knotweed growth.
* Removal of invasive vines from proposed Greenway.
* Planting of flowers in Knoxville Incline Park.

We will also have students from Carnegie Mellon University to help out!

The SSSNA will provide all tools and supplies. Please wear boots and work clothes. This could be a muddy day!

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Hearing Notice for New Residences

An application has been submitted by Cipriani Studios on behalf of Salmar & Warhola (property owner) requesting approval of new residences located in the Steep Slope Overlay Zoning District. Zoning Code Section 906.08 requires that development on slopes of 25 percent or greater be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

If you are interested in attending, there is a public hearing on Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 2PM on the 1st floor of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St.

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Calling Prospective Home Buyers!

Thinking of purchasing a fixer upper in the Slopes?  If you’re looking at a home in the census tract indicated on the map below, you could qualify for a combination construction mortgage loan to purchase and renovate the property.  For more information contact Brian Oswald at, and he can direct you to more information regarding the CARL Program.



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South Side Spring Social


Flats Folks and Slopes Citizens — Shake off all of that pesky snow and celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring by joining your awesome South Side neighbors for an evening of fabulous food, friends, and fun!

Tasty Mexican-fare vittles and live music entertainment are included.

Music by Tim Ruff, more information:


Donation of $15 per person

This year any proceeds from the social will benefit the South Side Park to help build trails.

Tickets available here:


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South Side Slopes General Meeting

Join us for our second General Meeting of the year. We will be hosting our neighboring organizations at this meeting including the South Side Community Council and Hilltop Alliance to find out what’s going on in our vicinity.

Where: St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center
When: Tuesday, March 3 at 7PM

SSSNA Committee Updates
South Side Community Council News
Hilltop Alliance News
South Side Chamber of Commerce News

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What Do You Want in 2015?


Thanks to everyone who came out for our 2015 New Year’s Goals meeting. Each committee member gave a brief overview of their committees, and the attendees gave some input on goals for the new year.

We got a lot of great ideas to bring back to committee meetings, and help drive 2015. Do you have some input on what you’d like to see in 2015?

Outreach: “What can outreach do to get more people involved in 2015?”

Steptrek: “How can we increase awareness about the StepTrek event in Pittsburgh and nationally?”

Beautification: “What are you willing to do to make your neighborhood a more beautiful place?”

Zoning and City Services: “What is the number one city service you have concerns about?”

Trash sub-committee: “How can we better address public health and public safety issues that accompany illegal trash storage?”

South Side Park: “What improvement would you like to see to the South Side Park?”

We invite you to reach out to one of our committee chairs if you are interested  in participating in a committee this year. For more information on our committees, check out our Committees page:

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