Aspinwall is a borough on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. It is essentially a residential place. The population was 2,801 at the 2010 census.

        In the mid-1880s, the area which is now Aspinwall was primarily owned by the descendants of James Ross, but as the steel industry was thriving in Pittsburgh, Henry Warner, superintendent of the Allegheny County Workhouse, had the idea of creating a residential community along the bank of a river.

       Warner traveled to New York to discuss the idea with Annie Aspinwall. He purchased 155 acres of land from her and formed the Aspinwall Land Company in 1890. Pittsburghers, mostly from the upper-middle class, purchased lots from the 60 available home sites. By 1890, the town had 400 residents, most of whom were young couples with children. Aspinwall was officially incorporated as a borough on December 28, 1892.

       Aspinwall was served by Pittsburgh Railways streetcar service 94 Aspinwall from 1910 until November 12, 1960, when the service was discontinued on the closure of the 62nd Street Sharpsburg Bridge. This was replaced by the Senator Robert D. Fleming Bridge which did not have streetcar tracks.

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Current Aspinwall News




October 31


Happy Halloween!​

Remember to stop by the fire station for a treat bag!

This year’s costume Parade has been canceled.

The Borough of Aspinwall is offering the following recommendations for a happy and healthy trick or treating experience for your child and/or charge.  These are recommendations only and are not to be substituted for parental and/or guardian judgement. As always, children should not trick or treat without adult supervision and all candy should be inspected by an adult prior to consumption.

Recommendations for those trick or treating:

  1. If you or anyone with you feels sick, have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone awaiting test results do not participate in trick or treating.

  2. Limit groups of children trick or treating to 3 or 4.  Discuss with them the need to social distance.  Adults accompanying children should also socially distance. Social distancing is keeping a minimum of 6 ft. between individuals.

  3. All members of your trick or treating group should wear a face covering.  This includes both children and adults. 

  4. Carry and use hand sanitizer frequently.  Ensure that the costume selected is hand sanitizer friendly.

  5. Consider fun ways for your trick or treater to pick up candy without touching multiple pieces.  Grabbers, kitchen tongs, and plyers are a few suggestions.

  6. Keep interactions with other trick or treating groups and treat givers as brief as possible.

  7. Wash your and your trick or treater’s hands with soap and water immediately when returning home.


Recommendations for participating homes:

  1. If you or anyone with you feels sick, have come in contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone awaiting test results do not participate in trick or treating.

  2. Consider giving only one type/flavor of treat so trick or treaters are not tempted to rummage for something they like. (i.e. one flavor of potato chips or one kind of candy bar).

  3. Do not hand out homemade goodies or unwrapped items. 

  4. If possible, set up a trick or treating station outside.  Consider setting up a table and placing your treats out for the children.  Create a touchless treat set up by using kitchen tongs, a grabber, plyers, etc. to set out the treats.

  5. Please maintain social distance between trick or treating parties and yourself.

  6. Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

  7. Wear a face covering when interacting with trick or treaters.


Borough Office

M-F 8:30 to 4:30

217 Commercial Ave

Aspinwall, PA 15215

(412) 781-0213

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