First open in 2001, Riverfront Park is a large public waterfront green space and trail connection stretching approximately one mile along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.
A two-level space, it consists of the riverwall and riverwalk. The walk is fitted with boat tie-ups meant to encourage water recreation and alternate modes of transportation. It is part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, an urban rail-trail paralleling Pittsburgh's riverbanks for about 25 miles, often on both sides of the rivers, and offering a spectacular view of the city.
The second level includes large open panels of grass and native landscaping, traversed by accessible paths that run in a southwest orientation, mimicking the river. The largest of these panels, called the Great Lawn, is approximately three acres of grass, suitable for picnicking, informal athletics and even festivals.
The park is a project of the Sports & Exhibition Authority, which develops first class sports, entertainment, recreational and convention venues to benefit Pittsburgh's economy and improve quality of life.
The park is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, weather permitting.
Different kinds of parking facilitites are located near the park at various points.