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Get Outdoors – Highland Park
September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The hike selected for September 7th will be hiking some of the trails in Highland Park.
By 1879, a reservoir that provided drinking water for the city was opened in an area surrounded by public land and greenery. People were naturally drawn to the site for its open space and scenic beauty, and the increasing popularity of the reservoir for picnics and passive recreation caught the attention of the Parks Commission. Twenty years later, the city made it official, establishing Highland Park by ordinance. Today, Reservoir No. 1 remains an iconic feature of Highland Park, and the Reservoir Loop is a favorite trail for walkers and joggers.
The reservoir is accessed through the beautiful Entry Garden, a Victorian-style gathering place with gardens, a fountain and reflecting pool, and benches for relaxing.
Beginning with the creation of the Babbling Brook in 2003, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has completed several major park improvement projects in Highland Park. The Entry Garden was restored in 2005,
If it is raining we will reschedule. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so I have a rough idea of who is coming and make sure we don’t leave on Saturday before you get there.
We will meet in the main parking lot at 9:00 am and car pool to the hike. We should be back sometime after noon.