Fine views and the great outdoors
Neighbors Find Inspiration in Open Space
Communities deserve safe and clean green spaces for recreation, education, gathering and fitness activities. Revitalizing blighted lots reduces stress, improves health and wellness among neighbors. Green spaces bring people together for curiosity and connection and when children play, they are learning to interpret their world. We hope you enjoy, come to visit and play soon!
Fineview Community Garden
Community Gardening in Fineview is open to all ages and all levels; individuals and families. If you're not familiar with gardening, this is a great opportunity get your feet wet. Neighbors convene for weekly weeding and watering. Harvests are fun and growing your own food is both educational and healthy! Contact Jon Hanrahan, the garden steward, if you would like more information.
In 2001, environmental reclamation artist, Angelo Ciotti along with students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh built a "bridge" to connect the southern part of Fineview to the greater neighborhood. His vision for reclamation is mirrored by efforts of the Fineview Citizens Council and partners today. In 2023, Allegheny CleanWays received a grant from the Garden Club of Allegheny County to restore this gateway to the community because of its access to the Community Garden. Landforce assisted with repainting the railings on the steps and planting trees, Allegheny Cleanways and Fineview Litter Brigade volunteers cleaned up nearly 1,000 lbs of trash around the steps and as part of the Allegheny Dwellings Choice Neighborhood's Early Action Initiative, the sculpture was restored and fence cleaned and painted by local artist, Sandy Kessler Kaminski.
Fineview Citizens Council engaged Allegheny Goatscape, Scenic Pittsburgh and Landforce in this Adopt-a-lot program to connect neighbors on the western side of Fineview to the renovated, Fineview Park. Projects like these have so much impact and importance in building healthier communities.
Fineview Community Park
Mayor William Peduto, State Rep Jake Wheatley and others including the Fineview Citizens Council cut the ribbon in June 2020, signaling the opening of Fineview Park. The $430,000 reconstruction of Fineview Community Park included adult fitness equipment, a new walking track, reconfigured sports courts, a renovated shelter and a new playground. Wtae, Channel 4 Article CBS
Fineview Historical Sign
The historical sign was installed in October 2023 to showcase some neighborhood history and honor those who came before. The project was produced by an early action initiative of the Allegheny Dwellings Choice Neighborhood Plan and spearheaded by volunteer, Jon Hanrahan (VP, FCC 2023), the City of Pittsburgh and the Hillman Foundation.
Former Fineview Citizens Council President, Bruce West, led the advocacy which created this neighborhood treasure. The Overlook is a draw for visitors and a gathering place for neighbors. During the Covid-19 pandemic, neighbors hosted dance parties to provide inspiration. A large variety of activities also take place here such as: wedding engagements, graduation photos, news casts, birthday parties, and the infamous Fineview Step Challenge fundraiser for the Fineview Citizens Council.
Fineview ("Kenny Minton") Field
Home to the best hidden gem of a ballfield in the City... Fineview Field hosts sports and recreational activities throughout the year from softball, kickball to wedding receptions and BBQs .
Ken Minton Memorial | Pittsburgh Sports League
Fountain Street Overlook
Perched behind Allegheny General Hillside is an urban forest that was once home to many residents between Fountain and Henderson streets in Fineview. The trail now known as the Fountain Street Overlook existed on decades of littered hillside, with overgrown invasive plants among crumbling stone foundations. When partners come together to tackle the consequences of abandonment, reclamation projects like this can occur.
Unity Corner Garden
This was the first collaborative project completed by FCC and PHCC along with partners at The Pittsburgh Project, Allegheny City Society, urban master gardeners, community members, and artists Linda Wallen and Sandy Kessler Kaminski to produce this beautiful mosaic gateway sign and pollinator garden at Perrysville Ave. and Federal St. This project is supported by The Sprout Fund, Allegheny Goatscape, Job Corp, and the City of Pittsburgh. The garden is stewarded by the Unity Corner Garden Club Members (Carla Arnold, Bill Casey, Kim Metheny, Tricia Patsilevas), under the leadership of master gardener, Tricia Patsilevas and coordinated by Carla Arnold.
To join the Unity Corner Garden Club contact Carla Arnold