The Point http://wesa.fm en EZ-Launch Boating System To Be Installed At Point State Park http://wesa.fm/post/ez-launch-boating-system-be-installed-point-state-park <p>Kayakers and canoeists with disabilities soon will have better access to Pittsburgh’s rivers.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation will be installing an “EZ Launch” system at the Point along with ADA-compliant restrooms and an accessible route to Pittsburgh’s downtown.</p><p>The launching area includes rollers that smoothly move boats in and out of the water, along with a transfer bench for wheelchair users. The dock will provide disabled boaters with a safe place to move from wheelchair, to bench, to boat and vice versa.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 13926 at http://wesa.fm Photos: A Look Back at Point State Park Over the Decades http://wesa.fm/post/photos-look-back-point-state-park-over-decades <p>After years of reconstruction, the fountain at the Point will be turned back on <a href="http://www.wesa.fm/post/what-know-fridays-point-state-park-fountain-unveiling">this Friday</a>.<br /><br />Since April 2009, Point State Park has undergone a $35 million renovation, including $9.6 million for the fountain makeover.<br /><br />Point State Park's history goes back decades, with planning for the space beginning in the 1930s. Construction didn’t start until the 1960s, and the original fountain opened in 1974.<br /> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:55:41 +0000 WESA Staff 10819 at http://wesa.fm Photos: A Look Back at Point State Park Over the Decades What to Know for Friday's Point State Park Fountain Unveiling http://wesa.fm/post/what-know-fridays-point-state-park-fountain-unveiling <p>After four years, the Point State Park fountain is ready to flow again, but some Pittsburghers won’t be getting as close as they had hoped.</p><p>The Great Lawn, located on the fountain side of the Portal Bridge, will be fenced off and closed to the public Friday night during the celebration at the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/2013-three-rivers-arts-festival-marks-return-point-state-park-fountain">opening of the Three Rivers Arts Festival</a>.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:33:55 +0000 Michael Lynch 10753 at http://wesa.fm What to Know for Friday's Point State Park Fountain Unveiling