Project Updates:

2/15/24: Following lengthy permitting delays and utility relocation coordination, we are excited to announce that the project will go out to bid for construction this coming summer! Please stay tuned for more updates.

5/24/23: The playground at Quarry Field must be removed due to unsafe conditions (swings will remain). Please review the Community Document Library below for plans on the replacement of the playground and improvements coming soon to South Side Park!


In 2017, the Department of City Planning (DCP) completed the Master Plan for South Side Park. DCP carefully collaborated with a large stakeholder group and advisory committee including City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Hilltop Alliance, LandForce, South Side Chamber of Commerce and Brashear Association.

Two city-wide plans guided the development of the South Side Park Master Plan: The City’s OpenSpace PGH and PWSA’s Green First Plan. OpenSpace PGH recommended that recommended that South Side Park be redeveloped as a Signature Community Park. Signature sites are prioritized community parks with the greatest potential to fill gaps and provide better and more diverse recreation experiences to users that are not in immediate proximity to one of the City’s regional parks.

The South Side Park Master Plan can be found here:

In 2019, the Department of Public Works, in partnership with PWSA, solicited for professional design services to implement Phase I of the Master Plan Improvements.

The Phase I Design Improvements include:

  • Renovated parking at the S. 21st St. entrance
  • ADA accessible boardwalk over green infrastructure system
  • Shared-use bike path
  • Renovated entrance and parking at the 18th St. entrance
  • Discovery garden/ playground
  • Relocation of existing basketball court
  • Relocation/ new parking area along Saber Way