Slopes Spring Cleanup

Join us Wednesday April 10 for our first cleanup of the year!

Meet at Bandi Schaum Community Garden at 6pm. We will supply bags and gloves.

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Slopes 2024 Winter Survey Results

What You Love About the South Side Slopes!

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey and especially to everyone attending our meetings and other events. We received 34 responses.

In general, everyone who responded loves living in the Slopes! Top highlights were the neighbors, the convenience and accessibility, and the natural environment combined with our amazing views.

There were 3 main areas of concerns, and honestly, none of them are a surprise. All of them we do attempt to address via the Neighborhood Association.

1. Infrastructure and Maintenance:

  • Road repairs and maintenance were mentioned by several respondents, indicating a desire for better road conditions.
  • Specific mentions include the need for improved snow/ice removal, repairing broken or uneven stairs, and addressing overgrowth on stairs.
  • The SSSNA encourages all neighbors to call 311 for these maintenance issues. If you are not getting a response, the office of city councilor Bob Charland can help you get heard.

2. Community Safety and Quality of Life:

  • Safety concerns were prominent, with mentions of speeding cars, violence, drug-related activities, and homeless encampments.
  • Traffic management and enforcement of parking rules were highlighted as areas needing improvement.
  • Suggestions were made for more community events and activities.
  • The SSSNA hopes to see you at our next general meeting, Summer picnic, or a future event! We always invite our elected officials to all our events.

3. Litter and Environmental Issues:

  • Several respondents expressed concerns about littering, trash, and the presence of abandoned properties.
  • Suggestions included more cleanup efforts, graffiti removal, and initiatives to tackle absentee landlords and vacant properties.
  • The SSSNA hosts cleanups throughout the warm seasons to help cleanup our neighborhood.

If you filled out the survey and specified that you were interested in cleanups, StepTrek or the board, we will make sure you are on the right lists, so you are notified how to get involved! If you are interested in getting more involved, please email

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2024 Slopes Board Updates

Annual SSSNA Meeting at the Kollar Club

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is excited to announce its updated Board of Directors as of our Annual meeting on March 12, 2024.

Re-elected board members were: Cara Jette, Gavin Robb, Lucia Sanchez-Madrigal, Jami Szalla, Marc Bowman and Andrew Fetzko. We also welcomed new board member, Hannah Lewandowski.

Hanna moved to Pittsburgh and directly into the Slopes in 2018 and immediately knew this was the part of the city she would stay in. Hannah enjoys reading, working out, and trying the best and newest places for a cup of coffee or happy hour. She brings her passion to sharing the Slopes neighborhoods to her work in real estate and political campaigns always convincing someone to become a new neighbor. 

There is now one opening for a Board positions. Please contact if you are interested in joining the Board or a committee. You must have attended 2 meetings or events in the last year to be eligible to join the Board of Directors.

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Slopes March Meeting and Board Elections

Agenda includes:
Board Elections and Committee Updates

The meeting will be on Tuesday March 12th at 6:30pm IN PERSON at the Kollar Club (3226 Jane St). 

We have openings on the board! If you are interested in joining the your neighbors to help improve the South Side Slopes, please contact

Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the March Annual Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two meetings, events, or activities convened by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association in the past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)

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March 2024 Meeting Agenda

SSSNA General Meeting Agenda
March 12th, Kollar Club, 6:30pm

  1. Slopes Winter Survey Results
  2. Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 – Officer Morante
  3. South Side Park and Eleanor Street Park update – Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator Chastity Bey
  4. City Councilor Bob Charland
  5. State Representative Jess Benham
  6. Committee Reports
    A. StepTrek – First meeting in May
    B. Outreach – Arlington Rec Center Mural Update
    C. Beautification  – First cleanup is 04/10, meeting at Bandi Schaum at 6:00pm
    D. Governance  – Board Elections

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Arlington Rec Center Mural Update

See more info about the mural at

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PWSA South Side Park Stormwater Meeting

Want to know what’s happening next in the South Side Park master plan? Join PWSA’s project team on Tuesday January 23, 2024 for a virtual meeting to discuss design plans and upcoming construction impacts of the South Side Stormwater Project, which will begin in Spring 2024.

The South Side Park Stormwater Project aims to reduce combined sewer overflows caused by rain flows through the park, that make their way to ALCOSAN sewers and the Monongahela River. These overflows impact local water quality and overtax the sewer systems.

The goals of the project are as follows:
• Reduce combined sewer overflows into the river
• Reduce basement backups
• Slow down the flow of stormwater from higher elevation areas
• Work with local residents to understand the full scope of basement backups and neighborhood flooding

This project will involve partnerships with the City Department of Public Works and their implementation of the Southside Park Master Plan.

More Details:

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Tell Us Your Thoughts!

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) wants your feedback! We are an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to maintain, foster and improve the quality of life, safety and unity of our Slopes neighborhood. 

This short survey aims to capture your experiences, preferences, and suggestions, helping us to make informed decisions that support our community. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Fill out this Brief 4-question Survey!

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Show your Holiday Spirit!

The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) wants to showcase your holiday spirit with a home decorating and light up photo event.
A photographer will be taking photos of the neighborhood any time starting Dec. 15th thru Dec. 25th, 2023. If you would like to participate, please register at the link below by December 14th so we can find you!

Register at

The SSSNA would like to encourage neighbors to join the holiday walking tour to see your ho-ho-home shine. 

We hope to capture the beauty of the holidays on the Slopes for all to enjoy! Get Clark Griswold crazy or keep it classy, but this is not a contest or a light fight.

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2023 South Side Slopes Holiday Party

Join the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) and your neighbors and friends for our annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. We will be celebrating at The Zenith at 86 S. 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Food will be provided by the SSSNA, with both meat and vegetarian options available. Please bring your own adult beverage to drink or share. Street parking is available.


Have extra this holiday season? We will be collecting toys for Brashear’s annual toy drive. Bring a new unwrapped gift or toy for children up to age 12 to the party – or you can drop them off at: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street.

Register by Dec. 1 to ensure we have enough food. If you can’t make it, let us know, so we can welcome more neighbors.


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