Welcome to Clairton, the City of Prayer
Clairton is a thriving community gently nestled between the Monongahela river and Jefferson borough. It’s a quick ride to Century III Mall and an easy ride to downtown Pittsburgh. Once known as the Coke Capital of the World, the city was erected in April of 1903. During that time, Wilson, Coal Valley and Peters Creek were not a part of the city. It was a significant part of Washington County.
With a growing population of 8,493, Clairton has maintained the small town feel of comfort and security. It’s a town filled with hardworking young professionals, busy families and active senior citizens. Clairton offers affordable housing, a diverse school system, a quaint public library, a vibrant senior citizen center, lively recreation programs and a variety of dynamic churches. Clairton’s surprise attraction is a beautiful park filled with green foliage with a large swimming pool, two baseball fields, a basketball court and many picnic and pavilion areas. While the launch of the Montour trail rests near Clairton Coke Works, it stretches nearly 47 miles to Coraopolis. Clairton remains a town that many generations call home.
ReClaim Clairton and the Clairton Community Garden
In the fall of 2016, a dozen Clairton residents, called Ambassadors, were recruiting to lead the movement for reclaiming vacant lots. For eight months, the Ambassadors will participate in classes and workshops to learn about the process of reclaiming vacant land. Throughout the classes, the Ambassadors will design their own vacant lot projects and rally their communities to bring the projects to life. In the spring of 2017, the Ambassadors will begin to go to work on vacant lots around Clairton. By transitioning forgotten spaces into vibrant community assets, ReClaim Clairton equips residents to put their own ideas into action and helps fuel an ongoing revitalization process.
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