EP&D prepared the Trail Master Plan for Emerald View Park, a 235-acre greenway which traverses the length of the wooded hillsides of the City of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington neighborhood. The greenway includes neighborhood parks, trails, and a scenic pedestrian promenade with internationally renowned views of downtown Pittsburgh. One of the primary goals for the Trail Master Plan was to improve the wellness of primary residents by providing more outdoor recreational opportunities.
Our firm worked with a neighborhood group to develop a plan for approximately 19-miles of multi-use trails. A series of existing trails were evaluated to determine which sections should remain, be enhanced, be relocated or removed. Ten miles of new trails were blazed to create the comprehensive trail network. The Trail Master Plan forms connections to historical/cultural/neighborhood amenities as well as to other regional trail systems including the Great Allegheny Passage. The neighborhood and Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation are currently in their 3rd year of trail construction and implementation.
The Emerald View Trail Master Plan has been awarded the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Site Analysis and Planning in 2013. For more information, click here.