I saw this on the Venture Outdoors blog this week and thought it was worth sharing.
Visit Pittsburgh has a poll on their site – vote on a name for the new park or suggest a name – deadline is August 31, 2009. Cast your vote and enter to win a night at the Renaissance hotel.
Pittsburghers know Mt. Washington provides the perfect vantage point of the city’s legendary three rivers and triangular urban center. Just an incline ride away from downtown and the place to dine with out-of-town guests, Mt. Washington now has a green side to show off, too. And we need your help to give this lush urban wilderness a name.
The new park that crosses Mt. Washington, Duquesne Heights and Allentown, offers 235 acres of green woodlands, trails, playgrounds, playing fields and majestic views from all sides. It’s the perfect place for Pittsburghers and visitors to hike across hillsides on quiet, sun-dappled paths or take yoga lessons, watch free movies, or enjoy a festival. Now consider: What name can describe this regional treasure? Something, perhaps, that combines the present with the area’s rich past and highlights the Park’s wild and green character, urban setting and spectacular view.
Click here to cast your vote at Visit Pittsburgh
Here is an interesting video that is a) amusing and b) gives some history of the park.