Churchill Valley Greenway

800 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235, United States

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  • 2021 Year Protected
  • 151 Acres
  • 5 Miles of Community-Forged Trails
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Overview

NOTE: This is a newly-protected green space, and ALT is in the planning phase of caring for this land. Please continue to visit this page for updates. Here are municipal updates from September 2021 and November 2021, and here is the Conceptual Planning Report from February 2022. We will share as significant updates are available.

Churchill Valley Greenway spans Beulah Road in the municipalities of Churchill and Penn Hills on the site of the former Churchill Valley Country Club. The land hosts former cart paths and community-forged trails, and is adjacent to the Bullock Pens Park and Blackridge Civic Association.

Abandoned for a decade, the former golf course is reverting to a natural meadow, and is now home to an impressive and growing list of native birds, animals, and wildflowers.

Many enjoy walking, bicycling, bird-watching, on-leash dog-walking, and more at the greenway. We hope you’ll explore its beautiful open fields, stream-side trail, and woodland paths.

Background

Neighbors of the 151-acre Churchill Valley Greenway approached Allegheny Land Trust to protect this unique local land. Abandoned for approximately a decade, the country club site had begun reverting to natural green space, and was already home to many species of native flora and fauna. Area residents made grassroots efforts to raise awareness of and dollars for protecting Churchill Valley Greenway. On Earth Day 2021, that goal was realized – the funds were fully raised, and ALT was able to purchase and protect the land in June 2021. Now, it will forever remain green space for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current residents and future generations.

Churchill Valley Greenway's

Record Observations with iNaturalist