A $500,000 grant awarded to the city of Pittsburgh in April will help propel a long-term overhaul of Sheraden Park.
A city press release announcing the award states the money will fund a round of improvements to existing amenities, including the restrooms and grill area, and will also help pay for the addition of a dog park and 6,800 feet of new trails.
These upgrades fall within a three-phase masterplan released in 2020 re-envisioning the entire park. The proposal, which includes plans to annex a large portion of vacant land beside the Chartiers Creek and a pedestrian bridge into McKees Rocks is estimated to cost more than $7 million.
State Rep. Dan Deasy referred to the park as “a pillar of the West Pittsburgh community and a place where people of all ages can enjoy the outdoors.”
“The RACP funding makes basic improvements to the park’s existing amenities and provides new opportunities that are accessible to everyone,” Deasy said. “I’m excited for these upgrades and the investment in the future of Sheraden Park.”
The funds were awarded by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistant Capital Program.