Troy Hill Block Watch Meeting. Wednesday, May 21st, 7:00 PM. Most Holy Name School Hall. Tinsbury St. Guest Speaker will be a Narcotics Detective. All are welcome to attend!
Volunteers are needs to help construct the new shed for the Community Garden on Sunday May 4th at 1PM. Meetup at the Lookout Street Garden rain or shine (unless a down pour)
On Wednesday June 11th, at 7PM. Troy Hill Citizens will hold a General Meeting at the Most Holy Name School Hall. The THC General Meetings are held quarterly and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. See you there.
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
Check out these two articles written about Pittsburgh in the Huffington Post. Other cities could learn learn a thing or two from the ‘burgh.
Pittsburgh – Hidden Travel Gem
Living Well in Pittsburgh
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,
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.
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.