Friends of the Riverfront received a $200,000 donation from Highmark making its Aspinwall Riverfront Park a go. That was the last piece needed to buy the $2.3 million Aspinwall Marina including it in a park and trail project. The purchase is expected to close before Sept 30th.
Friends of the Riverfront plans to retain the marina while creating a 10-acre community park to include a one-mile trail through it. Highmark's donation assures it the right to name the trail. A spokesperson for Highmark said they made the donation because the project seemed very important to the area and they felt the development of the new trail would promote health and wellness.