Results of First Community Meeting Activities

  • A connection from Schenley to Frick Park, Duck Hollow, Glen Hazel wooded area, bridge over to Hays Woods?
  • Different types of landscapes
  • Having Hazelwood Greenway as a big hub that connects to other green spaces in City
  • Trail connections
  • More culturally diverse—people and activities
  • Wild, natural space like forest, trails, overlooks—minimal structures
  • Rest/break areas with seating
  • Wildlife migration corridors and habitat
  • Night sky protection
  • Native plants
  • Food sources
  • Benches for rest
  • Permanent infrastructure
  • WPA Foot bridges
  • Pathways with emergency phones/poll for emergency communications
  • Markers!! (for emergencies and general signage)
  • Signage at entryways
  • Better visibility
  • Needs to be more approachable/accessible/inviting for those who haven’t used it previously
  • More public art! Things that don’t interfere with nature, such as a forest art walk, benches
  • Photo opportunities “instagrammable spots” (views, art, etc.)
  • Multiple access levels for different users/uses (low to high intensity and distances)
  • Outdoor recreational space with training and employment opportunities in the outdoor field, science walks, etc.
  • Unique elements such as a human sundial
  • Prism for rainbows (good photo op)
  • Butterfly habitat!
  • Species diversification (different plants, animals—more resilient ecosystem)
  • iNaturalist inventory
  • Pine trees, evergreens—more color, in the winter, especially
  • More/better forest management
  • Invasive species management
  • Water feature (utilizing/engineering all the water that runs through it)
  • Dealing with mine subsidence/drainage [Giddings]
  • Highlighting Hazelwood’s history of high-quality springs—and doing testing to explore water quality
  • Greenway to be a destination—a reason people come to Hazelwood
  • Education! Signage, history—addressing negative and highlighting positive
  • Highlighting cultural history and Native American presence, history of industry in Hazelwood
  • Showcasing the greenway’s ability to address air quality—how do we quantify all the work the trees are doing?
  • Address air quality, urban heat island
  • Near Elizabeth Bridge tracks (by Post Office) excavation/archaeology—artifacts found—could we get more information on this?
  • View points (highlight on signage)
  • Scavenger hunts!
  • Destination points within greenway
  • More trails = more freedom to explore (expanding options and intensity)
  • High quality maps that identify all the trails, spots, amenities, etc.
  • Maps in greenway along trail (signage)
  • Activities in greenway that aid in exploring
  • Community science (hashtag challenges on signage)—utilizing social media for data collection and education!
  • Bringing in movement, exercise and education
  • How are we going to make it a space for children to use? And where are the youth? How do we get them outside and exploring!?
  • Fostering partnerships to expand programming and users
  • Partnering with schools and youth groups
  • One Tree per Child (TreePGH)
  • Three Rivers Village?
  • Burgwin Spray Park
  • Community Volunteer Days
  • Protect existing forest, both in and outside official greenway
  • Expanding the formal greenway (for instance, garden on Flowers Ave.)
  • Expansion, preservation: we can’t address high user demand without adequate “supply"
  • Increased accessibility for those who don’t live right next to greenway (where do you park your bike or car, how do you walk there if there are no sidewalks, etc.)
  • Having some accessible options in greenway
  • Forest health! (Trees saved from vines)
  • More people in the greenway, to help with stewardship
  • Forming/formalizing a stewardship group to maintain the greenway
  • Increased maintenance
  • Utilizing the local tree tenders for maintenance
  • Leveraging the help from scouts, etc.
  • Targeting “tree of heaven” invasive tree in initial phase which attracts spotted lantern fly which is a huge threat and then replant with oyster mushrooms
  • Seasonal interests: spring wildflower walk, bird migration or eagle viewing site, maybe a few winter lights.
  • Involve community--if you ask people for help (cleanup, invasive weed removal), they often do!
  • Record presence of wildlife.
  • Protect most of forest and increase its health and diversity; have some places that are "off limits" like Frick's habitat, or temporary signs for invasive species removal--"if you see this plant, pull it out and carry it to x place".
  • Daylight any streams that are in culverts or underground pipes; preserve boggy woodland habitats, don't drain.
  • Parking for cars and bike
  • Have more volunteer days
  • Improved tree health and basic forest management.
  • Wildlife migration corridors and habitats
  • Dark sky
  • Native plants; food sources (pawpaw, berry bushes)
  • Good footing all weather for exercise
  • Views
  • Benches for rest; permanent and well-built infrastructure