Please click through the four park proposals below to see which aspects you like of each one!

There are small changes between each layout, so try to think about the general circulation of the park and what amenities each option offers. If you'd like to view the plans in more detail, there are larger images below that can be zoomed in.

What are your thoughts on the different plans?

What do you like most? What is most important to you? Leave comments below!

19 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“I like moving the public activity to Hillcrest Street (playground, basketball courts, formal entrance to the fields), w/parking in rear.”

18 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Park access is very difficult. Need to improve stair, walkway and street connections for neighbors' access.”

17 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“I do wish there was an option for the tennis court to stay. Also, the stairs leading up to the park from N Winebiddle St need updates. ”

16 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“ We need to consider the connection of the park to the surrounding areas, specifically increasing the visibility and connection to Penn Ave”

16 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Try to keep the playground isolated from the other activities and especially from traffic. The walking loop is key for the future green zone”

16 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“All 4 plans over rely on car parking. Improve stair connections to site, and re-routing the 89 would make more usable space”

16 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Keep parking between 50-60; the less impervious surfaces the better. Ensure accessibility via walking & biking are not secondary to cars. ”

16 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Add a track around the field. Make the field multi-sport focused (soccer, lacrosse, etc) lights for night play.”

16 November, 2020

1nut says:

“The parents, teachers and volunteers built that playground when the City tore down the old one in front We want the best for our childrens.”

12 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“A new emphasis on walking and green areas. The main focus should remain for it to be a place for sports and a kid's playground.”

11 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“Walking path that circulates around the entire park + more access. #4 has a nice layout but far too much parking/weird config.”

10 November, 2020

Anonymous says:

“That the field remains for the youth football of The Garfield Gators ”

Click through some images below to see what types of things could be in the park!


Feedback from Survey

Click through the slides below to see what people said about the park.

The project team took these responses and used the feedback to develop the four proposed plans.

Fort Pitt Field, located in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, is currently 9.5 acres, including a 3.8-acre playground, tennis court, basketball court, and a lighted ballfield. The park is adjacent to the former Fort Pitt Elementary School closed in 2011, but has been a central feature of Garfield’s identity for decades. The basketball court on the Housing Authority property was recently renovated and, along with the ballfield, is utilized by the Garfield Gators Youth Sports League.

  • OpenSpacePGH, the guiding document for open space across the city, calls for the expansion of Fort Pitt Park.
  • Garfield 2030 says parks and playgrounds comprises just 1.8% of the neighborhood total area, with only 5.8 acres of open space.
  • The Garfield Green Zone Project was developed by the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The project is a two-phased plan for furthering the goals of increasing public open space, creating safe pedestrian environments, and promoting the preservation of ecological systems and overall sustainability that benefit the neighbors and neighborhood of Garfield.

The Fort Pitt Park Master Plan will work to create a community-led vision for the park, unifying the areas of park space around Fort Pitt Playground, creating connections through passive recreational opportunities and making best use of the surrounding vacant land. Additionally, the final plan will provide recommendations for improving the field and other amenities at the park.

The Fort Pitt Park Master Plan will be developed through a master plan process that includes community engagement, ecological review, and design of functional spaces. Completed plans from the park master planning program include the Sheraden Park Master Plan and the South Side Park Master Plan.

Project Team:

  • LaQuatra Bonci Associates – Prime Consultant (landscape architecture)
  • MonWin Consulting – Sub-Consultant (community engagement)
  • Collective Efforts – Sub-Consultant (environmental engineering)


The Advisory Committee has representation from:

  • Office of Councilman Burgess
  • Department of Public Works
  • Office of the Mayor
  • Citiparks
  • Garfield Gators
  • Brothers and Sisters Emerging
  • Bloomfield Garfield Corporation
  • Housing Authority of Pittsburgh
  • Garfield Commons
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools


In order to maintain equitable public input and keep everyone safe and healthy, the City of Pittsburgh is utilizing online engagement tools. Materials will be posted for longer periods of time on websites that are mobile friendly, and all virtual engagements will be recorded and posted for later viewing. As we continue to roll out improvements that address issues around the digital divide.

If it is deemed to be safe, we will look to have a socially-distanced in-person event in the park where people can come give input on different park plan elements.