South Shore Riverfront Park is located in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, nestled between SouthSide Works and the South Side Marina. The park trails serve as an important connection on the Great Allegheny Passage and Three Rivers Heritage Trail. In addition to the trails, the park features a concert stage, scenic overlook, river landing and boat dock.

Formerly a steel mill barge dock, the park was transformed into one of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful properties along the Monongahela River. Switchback terraces connect upper and lower plazas to create an exciting outdoor public space for recreation, relaxation and special events.

During special events at South Shore Riverfront Park, guests enjoy dramatic riverfront views in a spectacular amphitheater-style setting unlike any other outdoor venue in the city. The park can host an array of special events including charity walk/runs, fundraisers, weddings and more. Visit the Special Events page to learn more!

Get to know the Key Elements of South Shore Riverfront Park:

The Piazza

The Piazza is the “front door” to the park, and can be found next to Hofbräuhaus on S. Water Street.

Event Stage

A large covered stage is found along the upper trail. The switchback between the Piazza and Riverlanding provides built-in amphitheater seating for visitors.

River Trails

The cycling and pedestrian trails throughout the park are divided into upper and lower sections, creating linear trail connections at both the water level and adjacent to the development, allowing uninterrupted public trail access during special park events.


The valley connecting SouthSide Works and the riverfront features a landscaped switchback — alternating sections of lawn and stairs that serve as spectator seating during events.


Passageways through a bulkhead wall along the river provide access to the waterfront. Seating, lighting and landscaped areas accompany tie-ups for large and small boats.