Buhl Foundation Community Census 2014

Buhl Foundation Community Census / Survey Includes Troy Hill!

Spread the word!

As you may know, the Buhl Foundation investment plans of potentially $60 million dollars — in the next 10 to 20 years that will benefit our North Side Community, including Troy Hill.

A census team hired by a consultant to the Buhl Foundation will be on the streets of the North Side in the next few weeks to reach as many of the area’s 40,940 residents as possible to help guide foundation investments. Every Troy Hill Home is encouraged to participate, and share their thoughts on community priorities, problems and resources, as well as their vision for creating a better community.

All of us residents are encouraged to participate in this census / survey!

From Jackson Clark, consultants:

“The Northside Community Census is striving to provide an opportunity for every Northsider to give their input on what it will take to build a better future for their community. A team of 15 Northsiders have been hired to reach out to their neighbors and help them to participate in the Community Census survey, thanks to the support of the Buhl Foundation in partnership with nearly 100 organizations, community groups, nonprofits and businesses from across the Northside. Census Team members will be doing outreach door-to-door, at organizations, at events, and with a mailing. Every home is encouraged to participate, and share their thoughts on community priorities, problems and resources, as well as their vision for creating a better community. Survey responses will be kept confidential to respect the privacy of participants. Outcomes from the Northside Community Census survey will be used as the first step in a community-driven planning process to create a Northside vision plan that will guide investment in key community priorities including quality of education, quality of employment, quality of place, safety, transportation and hunger. If you’d like to participate, leave a voice mail message at 412.515.0989, visit the project website at northsideconversation.com, or look for a member of our Census Team – you’ll recognize their distinctive One Northside teeshirts and ID badges. We look forward to your participation.”

Troy Hill Spray Park set to open Memorial Day Weekend.

TROY HILL SPRAY PARK  SCHEDULED TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2014

Cool off during hot days (late spring – early fall) at Pittsburgh’s coolest aquatic facilities—”spray parks!”

You don’t need swimming skills to enjoy the spray parks. From the tiniest toddler to a pre-teen adventurer, and even those using wheelchairs, children of all ages and abilities enter with equal enthusiasm

Let your imagination run wild, as movement sensors cause sprayers to magically turn on and off in this three-dimensional world of water. It’s guaranteed to bring back memories of running through sprinklers…but this time with a lot more fun, color

For current 2014 Season information on the Troy Hill City of Pittsburgh Spray Park  please visit: http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/spray-parks  or call the CitParks Aquatic Office: 412.323.7928

2014 Board Election Results

If you haven’t heard the news yet, the 2014 Troy Hill Citizen’s Board election results are in and were official as of January 5th, 2014. Open this post for more details or view the new board members on our About page.

Board of Directors 2014

Matt Stidle, Chairman

Don Mahaney, Vice-Chair

Tony Benvin, Treasurer

Janet Koch, Secretary

Jeff Anesin

Penny Barrett

Cathy Baysek

Steve Kalajainen

Tom Tortella

Kathy Turner

Ron Zotter

Stay cool at the Troy Hill Spray Park

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2014 Weather permitting, all five Citiparks Spray Parks are scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

For current 2014 Season information on the Troy Hill City of Pittsburgh Spray Park  please visit: http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/spray-parks  or call the CitParks Aquatic Office: 412.323.7928

The spray park opens from late spring to early fall.  It’s located on Goettman Street at the Cowley Playground.  It has an array of giant water canons and sprayers than will cool you off.  The City has built additional spray parks in Shadyside, Beechview, and the East Hills neighborhoods,

In the summer of 2009,  the City of Pittsburgh had unveiled its newest addition to its recreation facilities – Troy Hill Spray Park.

The City choose to replace the pool with the spray park because, it is a solution that provides the Troy Hill neighborhood a place for recreation and also is economical for the City.  Spray parks are historically less expensive to operate than a swimming pool since it does not require lifeguards and the water does not need chlorinated.  Also, it provides greater accessibility for people that can not swim and for the disabled.

 

Rialto Street, a.k.a “Pig Hill”

One of Pittsburgh’s famously steep hills, measuring in at a 24% grade and  20 feet wide, Rialto Street is also called “Pig Hill” by locals as it was used to drive pigs up from the rail stations on Herr’s Island (renamed Washington’s Landing) to Spring Garden, which was Pittsburgh’s early meat packing neighborhood.