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.
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.