Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer is a Pittsburgh-based writer covering urban nature, neighborhood change, race, and empathy. Visit www.mnkramer.com to read more of his work.

Turning a Vast, Post-Industrial Wilderness Into a Park in Pittsburgh

The city acquired the 600-plus acres of Hays Woods, once used for mining and munitions, in 2016, but the work of restoring the land has only just begun.