Explore the design concepts & provide feedback!

Integrating community input from the online survey, the first community meeting, and the playground activity worksheets the design team has prepared and shared two conceptual design options. Each option is intentionally distinct to invite your feedback on playground layout, playground structures, and site circulation. Click to review the two options and provide your feedback below. Your feedback will be integrated into the draft concept playground plan that will be presented at the next community meeting.

This opportunity for additional feedback will remain open until 11:59 PM on December 15th, 2020.

Option 1: Mini Highland Park

Taking inspiration from the history and layout of Highland Park, this option includes one centralized, larger playground feature, architectural wood playground structures, and a centralized entrance.

Option 2: Mini Pittsburgh Hills

Taking inspiration from the hills and topography of Pittsburgh, this option includes multiple dispersed playground features that accentuate the topography of the site, abstracted wood cube playground structures, and a relocated entrance.

Mini Pittsburgh Hills

The Highland Park Super Playground is located in the east end of Pittsburgh and serves the surrounding Highland Park, Morningside, Larimer and Stanton Heights neighborhoods. The renovation of the playground presents a unique opportunity to support the community vision of an iconic and community-centered, accessible public playground.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain equitable public input, the City of Pittsburgh is utilizing online engagement tools. Materials will be posted as they are developed and will be mobile-friendly. All virtual meetings will be recorded and posted to the website.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to roll out improvements that address issues around the digital divide.

Project Consultant:

  • Merritt Chase / Landscape Architecture
  • Civil & Environmental Consultants / Surveying
  • Bartlett Tree Experts / Arborist Report
  • Kanics Inclusive Design / Accessibility

Community Partners:

  • Highland Park Community Council
  • Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Morningside Area Community Council
  • Larimer Consensus Group