NextPittsburgh: Aspinwall Riverfront Park continues expansion with new welcome center and event space

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From NextPittsburgh, written by Brian Comey, June 12, 2017 The transformation of the former Aspinwall Marina into a marquee riverfront park continues with the opening of a new welcome center and event space. “It’s a game changer for us,” says Susan Crookston, founder of Aspinwall Riverfront Park. The three-story building, formerly a boat storage area and […]

TribLive: Aspinwall Riverfront Park opens new welcome center

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TRIBUNE-REVIEW | Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:24 p.m. The former Aspinwall Marina reopened May 17 as an ADA-accessible welcome center for the Aspinwall Riverfront Park. Nearly $600,000 in renovations were paid through a donation from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and others. Work brings restrooms and event space to the community park for the first time. […]

Popular new riverfront park adds kayak rentals on the Allegheny

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Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette June 25, 2016 By Shea Beaumont / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Since Aspinwall Riverfront Park’s grand opening in September 2015, its organizers have been paddling upstream, and they’re not slowing down. Today the park will offer kayak rentals and community access to the Allegheny River. A project of Venture Outdoors, Kayak Pittsburgh has opened its […]

CBS Pittsburgh: Venture Outdoors Set To Open New Kayaking Station In Aspinwall

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June 21st, 2016 By Heather Abraham / CBS Pittsburgh “There’s a new recreation opportunity for people who prefer to paddle their way through Pittsburgh. People loaded into kayaks on the North Shore Tuesday afternoon, enjoying the sites of Downtown Pittsburgh and The Point. Soon, Venture Outdoors will offer another location for paddlers to launch from. […]

NEXT Pittsburgh: Kayak Pittsburgh opening at Aspinwall Riverfront Park

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Photo: Venture Outdoors June 20, 2016 By Maya Henry / NEXT Pittsburgh “Starting Friday you can put-in at Kayak Pittsburgh’s newest location at Aspinwall Riverfront Park on the Allegheny River near the Highland Park Bridge. This will be the third location for Kayak Pittsburgh, a project of Venture Outdoors, and will be open Thursdays through […]

Trib Live: Plan calls for transforming marina into Aspinwall Riverfront Park welcome center

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Photo by Jan Pakler / Tribune-Review June 7, 2016 By Tawnya Panizzi / Trib Live “The Aspinwall Marina soon could be converted to a welcome center to greet Aspinwall Riverfront Park visitors and direct them to kayak, fishing and camping spots at the 10-acre recreation site. Aspinwall Council could vote Wednesday on a conditional use […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: James Bond-themed Party Raises Funds for Aspinwall Riverfront Park

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Alex Caprara/Post-Gazette May 30, 2016 By By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Rendezvous point: A dangerously good time was had by all at the Fox Chapel Golf Club on Friday night. For Your Eyes Only: Bond girls? Check. Aston Martins on the front lawn? Check. Martinis, shaken not stirred? Check, check. Who doesn’t love a […]