Swisshelm Park

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Swisshelm Park
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
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Coordinates: 40°25′19″N 79°54′18″W / 40.422°N 79.905°W / 40.422; -79.905
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,361
 • Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)

Swisshelm Park is a neighborhood located in the southeast corner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is represented on Pittsburgh City Council by Corey O'Connor. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire houses 19 Engine in Swisshelm Park.

Swisshelm Park is bordered by Swissvale to the east and Monongahela River to the south. The rest of the neighborhood is largely surrounded by Frick Park. Squirrel Hill's Nine Mile Run project borders it on the west; to the north is a section of the park adjacent to the Regent Square and the Parkway East.

The Sarah Jackson Black Community Center caters to the recreational and civic interests of the neighborhood. The Center also lists the names of the hundreds who fought in the Second World War from the small community, including seven who died in action. Swisshelm Park Parklet is the place for young children to play. The neighborhood adjoins Frick Park, Regent Square, the Squirrel Hill shopping district, and Edgewood Town Center.

Swisshelm Park is full of suburban-style ranch and two story brick homes. It is also a tightly knit, family-oriented community. Its residents are active in its many recreational and youth programs. Because many city agencies require its employees to be city residents, the suburban character of the neighborhood has attracted many employees in the Fire Bureau, Police Department, and Pittsburgh School District.

Summerset at Frick Park[edit]

In summer of 2012, construction began on Phase 3 of the Summerset at Frick Park residential development project. This brownfield redevelopment project will make use of 40 acres along the western border of the Swisshelm Park neighborhood to add an additional 217 new residential housing units and make significant improvements to the adjacent Frick Park.[2]

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