Through the hard work of community partners, local individual donors, and funding received through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s 2021 Community Conservation Partnerships Grants Program, Allegheny Land Trust was able to permanently protect the first phase of the Healcrest acquisition in Pittsburgh’s Garfield Neighborhood.

The total project consists of 1.5 acres of green space made up of 15 individual parcels of land. The first phase, which was just protected, includes 7 of these parcels.

Historically, this green space served as a farm, a community learning and gathering space, and as an unofficial trail for nearby Garfield residents. Allegheny Land Trust is looking forward to continuing their efforts on phase two to permanently protect the entirety of the Healcrest project as a community green space.