By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Schenley Plaza is celebrating 15 years!READ MORE: Man Stopped In March For Stolen Scratch-Off Tickets Now Facing Additional Drug And Firearm Charges
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy marked the occasion on Tuesday afternoon with live music, free carousel rides, lawn games, giveaways and food.
Back in 2006, a five-acre parking lot across the street from the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning was transformed into Schenley Plaza.READ MORE: Judge Asked To Order Arrest Of Witnesses In Triple Slaying Retrial Of Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Brother
It now serves as a community green space for Pitt students and Oakland neighbors, and it’s the home to the PNC Carousel, which was renovated last year.
“They put together this amazing plan for a green space that people use for all sorts of activities,” Shawn Fertitta, of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, said. “It just brings people together in a way that is fun and safe for everybody.”
There are more events taking place all summer long at Schenley Plaza to mark the anniversary — like fitness classes, live music, story time for young children and video games set up under the tent.MORE NEWS: Man Sentenced For Ditching Getaway Car After 2014 Murder Of Witness In Pittsburgh Heroin Probe
For more information on Schenley Park, visit this link.