Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase One

Completed Stormwater

We partnered with the City of Pittsburgh on improvements to Wightman Park within Squirrel Hill to create a safer, cleaner, greener, and more accessible park with better stormwater management.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete

Through a public process that started in 2014, community members helped develop a master plan and the final design for an improved Wightman Park. The park now serves the dual purpose of providing recreational activities for nearby residents while also helping to reduce the stormwater impacts this neighborhood commonly experiences.

Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase One

  • Regraded the park for better stormwater drainage.
  • Constructed a rain garden that will hold 52,000 gallons of water.
  • Installed underground stormwater storage below a new baseball field to hold over 300,000 gallons of water.

Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase Two

  • Improved drainage along city streets, directing stormwater towards the stormwater management facilities in the park.

Financial Partners

  • This project is partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.

Additional Information

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Wightman Park in Squirrel Hill

Start Date: Design: Spring 2018. Construction: April 2019.

Completion Date: Design: Spring 2019. Construction: Fall 2020.

Map of the Wightman Park stormwater improvements and nearby streets in Squirrel Hill

5612 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
United States