Families visit the goats brought by Allegheny Goatscape in the greenway restoration area.
Greenway restoration tree plantings
Landforce planted 150 trees in the greenway restoration area. Community volunteers, with support from Tree Pittsburgh, planted an additional 20 trees.
Hazelwood community hike
Old and young residents alike came out for this winter hike of both sides of the Hazelwood Greenway
Hike March 6th 2021
Wonderful spring hike of the greenway with historical insights provided by two women who grew up on the Johnson Farm, a rare Black-owned farm in Pittsburgh, that was once located in the greenway (before it was a greenway).
Hazelwood Initiative's Office
We are located at 4901 Second Avenue, on the 2nd floor--where the old library used to be.
This historic property will be renovated into 52 apartments, nearly all of which will be permanently affordable.
MLK celebration 2020
Lunch and bingo was held at Elevationz event space (next to the Monae's hair salon).
Arts Excursions Unlimited Night Market
Youth entrepreneur, Dasawn, displays his custom candles.
Our Neighborhood Investment Fund supported community activities like this party in the Hazelwood Community Garden prior to the pandemic
More Community Fun
Another community event supported by a grant from our pre-pandemic Neighborhood Investment Fund
Jim McCue at Everybody's Garden
A local police officer plays chess with a neighborhood youth
Residents gathered at Propel Hazelwood to draft the Greater Hazelwood Neighborhood Plan
The BOOM Playground
Hazelwood Initiative partnered with GTECH (now Grounded Strategies) to build this playground area that is now known as Lytle Land.
Hazelwood Greenway tree planting
A resident plants a tree in the Hazelwood Greenway restoration area
Goat in the greenway
One of our lovely goat friends from Allegheny Goatscape helping to clean up a mass of honeysuckle and vines.
Environmental Education Hikes
Children and their parents learn how to use a compass and listen for common bird sounds with Venture Outdoor staff.
Outdoor Afro Hike 2021
HI staff led greenway hikes that appealed to many different groups within the community so that everyone knew that they were welcome to enjoy the greenway.
Greenway snowshoeing with Venture Outdoors in 2021
Hazelwood Pandemic Flea Market 2020
During the early stages of the pandemic, it was hard to get information and supplies to people due to the need to quarantine. Neighborhood groups gathered in our parking lot to share information and resources.
Tree planting group
Group picture of community volunteers and Tree Pittsburgh staff follwing the November 2021 tree planting in the greenway
ReLeaf Greater Hazelwood steering committee members along with Tree Pittsburgh staff tabled at the Pumpkin Patch event to tell community members about the importance of trees and how they could get one for their own yard. October 2021