Our Work

Hillcrest Trail

Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

CLIENT

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

LOCATION

Non-Profit

CLIENT TYPE

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Developed conceptual design
  • Preliminary Opinion of Cost
  • Detail Design
  • Construction

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Urban trail
  • Accessible Trail

PROJECT DETAILS

A small trail with big impact! Following Penn Trails work with the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to visualize a pedestrian trail linking multiple sites within a dense urban community, Penn Trails worked with the community non-profit to build a 600-foot walking trail on one of the organizations community green spaces. The site consisted of multiple vacant lots on top of a centrally located hill in the Garfield neighborhood.

From the conceptual plan for a short loop, a detail plan was developed. Penn Trails worked with the organization to coordinate material purchase and volunteer scheduling, and completed construction over the course of a week in April 2022. Organization staff and volunteers assisted with spreading and compacting gravel, and a class of elementary school children helped with site cleanup and stabilization on the last day of the build.