The Re -dedication of Mellon Square Park was unveiled last week during a lavish evening cocktail reception. The anticipation to see the 10 million dollar project revealed attracted over 250 guests to the event.
Patrons enjoyed appetizers and cocktails while strolling through the renovated park. A “Mad Men” theme was observed by several of the guests including Joe King, outfitted in plaids and stripes complete with a blue fedora, and Scott Roller, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, dressed to fit the theme, with a bow tie and saddle shoes.
At the center of the renovations, the nine 3500 pound bronze basins, completely rebuilt and refurbished with dancing waters. Mable chipped terrazzo pavement in a Pittsburgh theme of interlocking triangles renovated to the original condition. The waterfall, once again , cascading to Smithfield Street. It is hard to believe that this park, rich in shrubs and greenery, is actually on top of an underground parking garage. Initially dedicated in 1955, great attention to preserving the original atmosphere of the park was utilized in completing the renovations.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, with the help of funding provided by the Richard King Mellon Foundation and BNY Mellon, is responsible for this magnificent undertaking, which took several years to complete.
To donate to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, please visit: PittsburghParks.org