Location, Transportation and Parking:
We will be at the North Shore Riverfront Park, on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, below the Mr. Rogers statue, also listed in Google Maps as "Tribute to Children by Robert Berks."
We strongly encourage attendees to use public transportation on the day of the event. The Allegheny Station T stop is the closest T station and is 0.4mi away. The T is free between Downtown and Allegheny Station and those stops are ADA accessible. To find the best T or bus route from your location to the North Shore you can use the Pittsburgh Port Authority website: https://www.portauthority.org/trip-planner/
If you do decide to drive, we recommend carpooling with friends and neighbors. There is street parking at city meters ($3/hr) on Art Rooney Ave. and North Shore Dr. (east of Art Rooney Ave.). Watch out for "No Parking after 4pm" signs elsewhere. Alco's surface Gold Lot 2, and Gold 1 Garage, both with entrances on Chuck Noll Way should also be open, with rates of $5 for 0-2 hours and are the closest to the event site. Both have ADA parking. See https://alcoparking.com/locations/north-shore/ for details and additional area lots.
There will be ASL Interpretation.
Access to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail at the site below North Shore Dr. & Art Rooney Ave. is by almost 3 dozen steps. There is a winding, 450 foot long, sloping path (no landings) down to the site that starts approximately 560 feet from the steps, with closer access to the path (200 feet) from the intersection at Chuck Noll Way near Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 restaurant. We recommend those using mobility devices park close to/get dropped off near the North Shore Drive & Chuck Noll Way intersection (curb cut on far side of intersection) for closer access to the sloping path.
There are no bathrooms on-site, but the manager of the Bettis Grille has graciously said that attendees may use the restaurant's restrooms during the event.