We are Scenic Pittsburgh


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Scenic Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization that protects, enhances, and promotes the scenic beauty – both natural and built – of southwestern Pennsylvania. Our work is focused on the nexus where economic development, community health, and environmental and historic preservation meet.

We protect scenic resources, but what are they? View our video to understand the kinds of scenic beauty that we defend and promote.

While we will work with any community in our 10-county region that requests our support, our outreach efforts are focused on communities that meet federal and state criteria for being low- to moderate-income.

Read our Executive Director’s statement on the crucial importance of scenic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We serve the following 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

What does it mean when we say Scenic Pittsburgh is “Pro-Beauty?” See our Pro-Beauty Is… infographic.

We believe that beauty is good for business, and that everyone deserves to live, work and play in a beautiful place.

Find out more about our foundational beliefs: What We Believe


Latest News

Announcing the Winners of our Scenic SWPA Photo Contest – and Fan Favorites Winner

Announcing the Winners of our Scenic SWPA Photo Contest – and Fan Favorites Winner

We are honored to be announcing the winners of our Scenic SWPA Photo Contest and our Fan Favorites Photo Contest winner! This is the first year Scenic Pittsburgh has held the photo contest, which asked for submissions in 6 categories from across SWPA’s ...

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Introducing Scenic Pittsburgh’s Fountain Street Overlook

Introducing Scenic Pittsburgh’s Fountain Street Overlook

This greenspace restoration project opened on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring our executive director, Sen. Mike Dawida, and a display of historic photos and more recent ones that tell the story of the space’s ...

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