On Sunday, July 10, a formal ribbon-cutting was held to officially open the Hartwood Acres Sculpture garden. The garden is the region’s newest landmark destination, offering a valuable opportunity for education, art appreciation and casual strolling in a sustainable landscape setting.
According to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, the $3.9 million project, located just 12 miles north of Pittsburgh, displays a stunning collection featuring 14 large-scale artworks, most representing the Minimalist movement. Most of the sculptures have been newly conserved to their original grandeur, offering visitors a view of this significant collection with the backdrop of nature and native plantings. The collection is anchored by a 1929 Tudor Revival mansion, a preserved example of an equestrian country estate.
Visitors can view the sculptures from pedestrian- and wheelchair-friendly pathways and trails. An interactive map is available at https://acparksfoundation.org/projects/sculpture-garden.