For The Stake of the trail


Our goal is to raise the awareness and funding needed to build this trail by the end of 2022. Each stake is $10, and each represents a person committed to this project.


 As shown by survey after survey, creating an off-road riverfront trail has been a top priority of citizens in our region for decades. With the help of many, ARP recently purchase a 1.5 mile trail easement.

This represents the biggest single opportunity to add off-road riverfront trail in over 40 years!

This project alone will not fund the construction of the trail!

(As a rule of thumb trails costs $250,000 per quarter mile to install.)

What this project will do is visibly demonstrate just how important this trail is to larger funders, government leaders and the remaining riverfront land owners between ARP and the City . We will continue our work to inspire a spirit of collaboration and creativity that will get the entire trail completed!

1 stake for $10
12 stakes for $100
Sponsor a group or classroom up to people 30 for $150


How many stakes do you need?

Our goal is to have one stake for each foot of our mile and a half long trail – so 7,920 stakes.

Can I paint more than one?

Absolutely!  Paint or decorate as many as you like, however you like.  This is a great project for families to enjoy.

Where can I get the stakes?

They can be picked up at Allegheny RiverTrail Park in our Welcome Center Pavilion area near the glass doors.  If you live within 10 miles of the park and need us to drop one at your house, we can do that as well!  Send an email to to coordinate.

How do I get the stakes back to you?

Please drop them off at the park and put them in same  container where you picked up the unpainted ones.

I'm not interested in painting one myself - can someone do it for me?

Absolutely!  We have lots of artists in the waiting wanting to help – young and old!

Does it have to be painted?

No.  Sharpies also work well.  If you don’t like to draw, just write words that mean something to you.  The beauty of this project is seeing the community’s creativity come together.

When will they be installed?

Our goal is to have the stakes installed by the end of the year.

I have a school, retirement community, knitting group, boy scout troop, church, nursery school, book club etc. that would like to be part of this. Can I get special pricing so that everyone can participate?

Yes!  It’s very important to us that this project represent everyone in our community.  After we prime it for decorating, each stake costs us roughly $2.