On May 27, Allegheny Land Trust and Sewickley Heights Borough will hold a joint celebration to unveil a 58-acre property in Sewickley Heights Borough that was acquired in a public-private partnership.
The green space, which has been used by the community as an extension of the park for years, now expands Sewickley Heights Park by 58 acres. Formerly referred to by locals as the “hole in the doughnut” of surrounding park land, the property will be owned by SewickleyHeights Borough to serve as a publicly accessible green space available for passive recreation as in the surrounding park.
“The community had assumed it to be part of surrounding parks for years, and was quick to support this project to protect it permanently once they realized it was vulnerable to development,” said Mayor John C. Oliver III.
In celebration, ALT and Sewickley Heights Borough will host an unveiling event at theSewickley Heights History Center Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by a weather-permitting informal hike at the property.
Address for the celebration: 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143. Light refreshments will be provided.