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ReClaim South Ambassador Project: Emerald View Park Trail Entrance

Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim

Topic: Vacant Land

Year: 2014

Neighborhood: Mount Washington

Parent Project:

About the Project

Before Melanie implemented her project, the entrance to Emerald View Park in Mount Washington was unsightly and uninteresting. The site has been beautified with perennial plantings, signage and benches – creating a more welcoming entrance to a great Hilltop park.

“I think community can mean a lot of things. I think a tight-knit community is one where not only does everyone know each other, but more importantly is willing to help and lend that helping hand.”

Melanie Pfeiffenberger

ReClaim South Ambassador, Mt. Washington

East Sycamore St. Pittsburgh, Pa 15210


Melanie's Design for Site
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Melanie's vision for the trail enterance

The site before reclamation

Volunteers clean up the entrance of the Emerald View Park Trail

Volunteers pose in front of their handiwork