“Plans are under way to convert three acres at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park, currently covered by concrete, into green and usable space.
The land now is occupied by the Aspinwall Marina and a parking lot.
‘We want to renovate the buildings and we envision space to hold camps and events,’ said Aspinwall resident Susan Crookston, whose Allegheny Development Partners oversee the 10-acre park along the riverfront.
‘We want to concentrate on green space and river access.’
Costs are expected to be about $500,000.
Park leaders are relying on donors to assist with the goals for 2016. The park does not receive municipal funding. Income is generated by rental space at the marina.
With that building now limited to services for small boats, Crookston said there may be other potential uses for the facility.
Aspinwall resident Nancy Stack, head of the park’s design committee, said plans will focus on river access and green space.
‘We want to make the best use out of the existing space with an eye toward as much green as possible,’ Stack said.”