Improvement of the Ingomar Road section of the North Park Lake Trail, completed spring 2015, has increased safety and enhanced the trail experience for diverse users of this section of the trail, which is located on the shoulder of a heavily traveled roadway. This project also included the construction of a path along the lake shore, anchored at the Babcock Boulevard and Ingomar Road “Gateway” with the restoration of the Babblebrook picnic shelter, and the addition of an accessible path for fishing and rain garden with native plantings along the Muncipal Row of shelters.
Allegheny County is currently making the improvements along the remaining section of the trail on Pearce Mill Road. This project will renovate and improve the final 1½ miles of the North Park Lake Trail, including widening of the trail to increase usability and safety by better separating pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles, and providing updated trail marking and signage.
Allegheny County has overseen the design of this next project phase for the portion of the improvements from Babcock Blvd to the Boathouse. The design phase was funded in part through a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. A construction bid is expected to be advertised by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works in 2021, at which point a construction timetable will be provided. Additional funding will be needed to complete the portion of trail from the Boathouse to Walter Road.
Allegheny County, PA Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Fund, Richard King Mellon Foundation, and generous individuals