Masquerade Poker Parade haunts Mon Riverfront, trails this weekend

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PITTSURGH, PA – (October 22, 2013) Join Friends of the Riverfront this Saturday, October 26, from 10am to 4pm at the Masquerade Poker Parade. This inaugural Halloween celebration will take place at South Side Riverfront Park, and on the South Side and Eliza Furnace segments of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Monongahela River.

Raising funds for continued maintenance of the 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail, this family-fun Halloween event will combine a non-athletic walk, run, or bike ride along the trail to trick-or-treat at booths along the route. Adults 21+ will be able to fill punch cards good towards a poker hand at the event’s after party.

The event will culminate at the Halloween Village, a hauntingly fun celebration in South Side Riverfront Park. Seasonal games, treats, and activities will be featured, including candy apple making, goofy ghost golf, candy corn hole, and a mystery box. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, as well as best costume in several categories including Scariest Costume, Best Kid Costume, Best Family Costume and Best Pittsburgh Themed Costume.

Tickets are available now at Admission is $25 per individual, $40 for families of 4, $20 student with valid I.D., and $5 child (12 and under).

About Friends of the Riverfront

Founded in 1991, Friends of the Riverfront is dedicated to the development, expansion, promotion, and stewardship of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Three Rivers Water Trail in the Pittsburgh region.

The twenty-two year old membership-based nonprofit is committed to increasing awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship and expansion of land and water trails. Friends of the Riverfront works tirelessly throughout Allegheny County to reconnect communities with the rivers and riverfronts. The organization has been instrumental in the development and stewardship of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail — a dedicated biking, hiking, and walking trail around Pittsburgh. Extending over 24 miles along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, it is an almost complete public route for cyclists, walkers, runners, and in some places rollerbladers. Over thirty more miles are planned, including continuation along the Allegheny River as part of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance. Friends of the Riverfront is also the water trail manager of the Three Rivers Water Trail, a network of non- motorized craft access points in the Pittsburgh region.

Once a year, Friends of the Riverfront highlights use of both trails by hosting the Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race, more information can be obtained by visiting

Information about the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Three Rivers Water Trail, and Friends of the Riverfront can be found at, by calling 412-488-0212, or by joining Friends of the Riverfront’s social network on Facebook and Twitter.

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