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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Celebrates The 15th Anniversary Of Schenley Plaza

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Schenley Plaza is celebrating 15 years!

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy marked the occasion on Tuesday afternoon with live music, free carousel rides, lawn games, giveaways and food.

Back in 2006, a five-acre parking lot across the street from the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning was transformed into Schenley Plaza.

It now serves as a community green space for Pitt students and Oakland neighbors, and it's the home to the PNC Carousel, which was renovated last year.

"They put together this amazing plan for a green space that people use for all sorts of activities," Shawn Fertitta, of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, said. "It just brings people together in a way that is fun and safe for everybody."

There are more events taking place all summer long at Schenley Plaza to mark the anniversary -- like fitness classes, live music, story time for young children and video games set up under the tent.

For more information on Schenley Park, visit this link.

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