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Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Mellon Park

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Mellon Park

By Nick Suarez, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

On the grounds of what used to be the estate of philanthropic industrialist R.B. Mellon, Mellon Park consists of gently sloping hills, dispersed trees and two gardens, all encircled by an iron fence.  

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 10, 2019

The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

‘Romeo and Juliet’ graces Pittsburgh’s parks

'Romeo and Juliet' graces Pittsburgh's parks

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

August 28, 2013

For many acting troupes, the rehearsal space is a place of safety. It’s a place where actors can experiment with intonation, work on lines and blocking and develop chemistry, all within the isolated vacuum a rehearsal space provides.For the actors involved in Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ producti...

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