Pittsburgh River Life
One of the most dramatic urban settings in the world lies at the confluence of three rivers. Here, the city of Pittsburgh rises on a peninsula surrounded by six and one half miles of riverfront.
The Riverlife Task Force is a nonprofit corporation established in 1999 by Mayor Tom Murphy to create a vision "to make Pittsburgh's urban waterfront one of the most spectacular in the world." A group of 48 civic leaders, the Task Force is now dedicated to facilitating the future development of "Three Rivers Park": a grand, urban-scale park along the three rivers in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.