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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Point State Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. Welcome to Point State Park Marker
Inscription.  
Fountain
The Point State Park fountain opened in 1974 and immediately became a famous symbol of Pittsburgh's strength. The fountain's welcoming column of water soars high above Point State Park, highlighting the unique geographical confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers and the importance of water to the area. While swimming is not allowed in the fountain, newly renovated features include a raised fountain base, more accessible seating, a cascade waterfall, all new stone paving surfaces and new lighting.

Open daily from Sunrise to 11 p.m.
www.PointStatePark.com or 412-565-2850

Mon River Promenade
Renovated in 2011, the promenades now feature two new amphitheaters, cleaned and refurbished bleachers, paving, handicap and bike access, benches and lighting. The promenades connect visitors to the riverfronts of Pittsburgh.

Open daily from Sunrise to 11 p.m.
www.pointstatepark.com or 412-565-2850
 
Erected by Fort Pitt Museum, Fort Pitt Block House, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. Welcome to Point State Park Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 26.447′ N, 80° 0.624′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Snakeroot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); False Solomon's Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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