It is so refreshing to see the collaborative efforts of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the city of Pittsburgh, Alcosan and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (“Soaking Up the Rain,” March 9 Perspectives). Their plan in the Panther Hollow Watershed in Schenley Park has all the right stuff: a practical, well-researched approach that improves stormwater problems and respects the cultural heritage and the resources of the park itself, a huge asset to the Pittsburgh community.
It makes sense that we should fight to sustain and improve Schenley Park, as it has served many generations of Pittsburghers in countless ways since it was established in 1889.
And how fitting that in its preservation and restoration, we have a model for fixing Pittsburgh’s overflowing sewers. I look forward to the day that we can once again enjoy the full glory of picnics by Panther Hollow Lake and safe (and healthy!) recreating on the lake itself.
What’s old is new again: Pittsburgh’s green spaces serving the health and well-being of all of Pittsburgh.