The Mellon Park Action Plan was completed in 2022 and represents the vision and priorities of the residents and community members who love and use Mellon Park. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, are continuing efforts to implement the recommendations outlined in the Action Plan. We invite you to continue to follow the project and participate in the process!

Entrances and Signage Project

Park Entrances and Signage Improvement Project

Existing entrance to Mellon Park on Fifth Avenue.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is kicking off the design and implementation of improvements to existing park entrances and signage at Mellon Park! This project was identified in the Mellon Park Action Plan as a Tier 1 Priority Project, with the goal of improving pedestrian access and connectivity to the park.

The two sides of Mellon Park have very distinct characteristics and uses, including disparate edge conditions and entrances. During the Action Plan engagement process, many park users noted that they were unaware that the two sides of Mellon Park were the same park. Community members also noted a lack of park identification and way finding signage, which also contributed to the perception that the sides of the park were separate spaces.

This project aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Establish design characteristics and materials palette that are appropriate for use on both sides of the park, respecting history and contemporary uses.
  • Design and implement improvements to existing park entrances that will provide continuity and consistency for Mellon Park.
  • Develop and install a comprehensive signage package on both sides of the park that establishes identification of park amenities, wayfinding, and rules and regulations for an improved user experience.

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Project Update- 6/26/2024

PPC and their project team have completed the design and permitting phase of the project, and will be soliciting bids from qualified contractors starting in July. Construction is anticipated to begin in September and will last approximately three months. Please check back in for additional project updates!

Development Activities Meeting- 1/4/2024

The Point Breeze Organization and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy hosted a Development Activities Meeting on January 4, 2024 to present the project and get public feedback. A video recording of the meeting, as well as a PDF of the presentation materials, can be found below.

Development Activities Meeting Recording

Mellon Park Action Plan

The Action Plan Report is now available!

The Mellon Park Action Plan Report is available for viewing and download. The report has been divided into three sections for more convenient access. The 'Recommendations' section outlines the community engagement process and final recommendations for future improvements to Mellon Park. The 'Implementation Strategy' section maps out a recommended, phased approach to implementation and provides more detailed description of the various improvement projects. The 'Appendix' section provides more detailed analysis and technical information that was used as the basis for the recommended improvements.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Brandon Riley at Thank you again for your participation in this process!

Mellon Park Action Plan - Final Report

Please note that in order to keep file sizes manageable, image quality was reduced for certain sections. Please reach out to Brandon Riley at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy if you have questions or need any clarifications.

Document Library

Preferred Plan Presentation