By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh could be getting six new city parks spanning over 300 acres.READ MORE: Emergency Crews On Scene Of Bridge Collapse Near Frick Park
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Peduto and the Department of City Planning are submitting legislation to designate certain greenways and other adjacent vacant properties as park space.READ MORE: Protecting Your Trip: How To Avoid Unexpected Costs When Inclement Weather Impacts Travel
The six new parks will span the following neighborhoods: Allentown, Beechview, Brookline, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hazelwood, Hill District, Mount Washington, Overbrook, Polish Hill and South Side Slopes.
“We are dedicated to building a system of parks and greenways that advance stewardship, equity, and our economy,” said Peduto in a press release. “This legislation provides Pittsburghers with access to natural and historic assets, places to play and celebrate, and opportunities to be active and healthy.”MORE NEWS: Man Allegedly Drunkenly Breaks Into Bethel Park Apartment
City Council will vote on the legislation Tuesday, then it’ll go back to Peduto for his signature.