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Paulson Spray Park

Pittsburgh, PA

The City of Pittsburgh selected Pashek+MTR to re-think and redesign this park serving residents of Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood. The park contained dilapidated facilities, including a swimming pool and bathhouse which were closed in 2003. The focus of park renovations replaces the swimming pool with an aquatic spray park.  The bathhouse was also renovated to bring it into compliance with current codes.

The spray park contains fourteen spray features in 2,500 square feet of wet play area. The dry deck area includes umbrellas and tables for resting and viewing.

Another important City goal was to support public art at the park. Muralist Will Schlough was commissioned by the City to create a mural on the hardscape surface of the play area. Schlough’s colorful underwater-themed mural and the spray features create an interactive and beautiful playspace. The project also involved restoration of Pipe Movement in Blue I which was originally designed and installed by Sister Josefa Filosky in 1980.