The Allegheny County Parks Foundation has closed the funding gap for the
Cascades restoration project in South Park
and is working with Allegheny County to begin construction in 2020.
The Parks Foundation received two recent grants for the restoration of the historic
: the Richard King Mellon Foundation provided $125,000 and the Allegheny Foundation provided $250,000. Additionally, our project fundraising partners, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, received $250,000 from the Colcom Foundation designated for this project. The Parks Foundation also received generous donations from individuals and the Friends of South Park.
With funding complete, Allegheny County will seek final approval of the submitted permits and will publicly bid and contract for the construction phase. Groundbreaking will take place once the construction contractor has been secured.