Palisades Butterfly Garden

Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim

Topic: Vacant Land

Year: 2015, Current

Neighborhood: McKeesport

Parent Project:

Project Updates

Volunteer Days : May 16th and May 18th

News/Press Coverage

McKeesport to get overhaul via 9 beautification projects.

TribLIVE |April 22, 2015

Sharon Soles was inspired to make the Palisades Butterfly Garden for several reasons. Her parents met at the Palisades during McKeesport’s glory days, it also has a rich history and is located in the heart of McKeesport. With her project she aspires to share her personal connection with the site as well as the historical significance with current residents and new comers.

Sharon is creating a space that local organizations can use as an outside meeting and event space.

She is excited to reclaim the city that she loves and is looking forward to obtaining valuable information and connections to reclaim the city in many different ways.

“I am looking forward to working on the vacant lot by adding trees, benches and a flower garden.”

— Sharon Soles, ReClaim McKeesport Ambassador

Sharon poses with her design on her site.

Currently the site has a gazebo, which will be incorporated into a site design.