Paul Riis was a Swiss-born landscape architect who served as the first director of Allegheny County Parks from 1928 to 1932. He designed numerous nature-inspired features in both North Park and South Park.
Anne Oyler, who coordinates the Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers, will tell us about the history and restoration processes related to these beautiful landscape installations. Please visit http://paulriis.org/ for more information about the sites.
The walking and driving tour will visit several of the South Park installations. The starting point is The Cascades, near the Oliver Miller Homestead and other locations will follow.
Light refreshments are available. Free of charge.
RSVP by August 25 to Nancy Carlson, Swiss Committee
Swiss Nationality Room Committee
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program / UCIS
Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers