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


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.