Phillips Park Stormwater Project

Completed Stormwater

Phillips Park is a city-owned park located in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. This stormwater project will help to reduce flooding and basement backups along Yale Drive, Queenstown Street, Lucina Avenue, and Walton Avenue.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete

Phase One: Phillips Park Stormwater Project

  • Removed and replaced existing asphalt path from Lucina Avenue to the new stairway
  • Installed underground storage to capture, hold back, and slowly release stormwater
  • Shallow ditches with sides sloping towards the center, also called swales, were installed to direct rainwater to the underground storage system
  • Monitors have been installed in nearby sewers and will inform future project phases to manage stormwater in this area

Phillips Park Stormwater Project Modification

  • PWSA is planning to add a liner on the downhill side of the stormwater storage system and stabilize the hillside with soil nails.
  • Once the construction contract has been awarded, the contractor will begin the modification work soon after.
  • Construction is expected to last a few months, and the path within the construction area will be closed to the public during this time for safety. 

Phase Two: Queenston Sewer Improvements

Locations & Schedule

Start Date: Fall 2019

Completion Date: Spring 2020

Traffic Patterns: Trail Closures: Dilly's Grove between Sinton Avenue and Park Boulevard. Yale Connector Trail between the Carousel Trail and Lucina Avenue

Map showing the general location of Phillips Park and the project area

Parkfield and Spokane streets
PIttsburgh, PA 15210
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

Project Manager :
Maria Natoli
412-255-8800 ext 2604

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Education and Outreach Associate :
Elaine Hinrichs