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train with the urban ecostewards


Get the skills to spot the Asian Longhorn Beetle and fall invasives and learn how to plant native plants at upcoming Urban EcoSteward trainings. Trainings are free and open to the public, but please register here.

Frick Environmental Center Project Begins


Follow the progress of the rebuilding of the Frick Environmental Center on our Project Update page. For an overview of the project, read our Frequently Asked Questions here.

panther hollow watershed projects


The exciting next stages in the Panther Hollow Watershed restoration -- the installation of a meadow between Beacon and Bartlett Streets and infiltration trenches along Beacon Street  -- continue through August. Read more about this innovative project here.

Every Tree Tells a Story


Throughout the month of August, you’re invited to a unique arboreal story time to learn about a handful of very special trees around the world. Read more about the Every Tree Tells a Story exhibit, now on display in Schenley Plaza.

Like a Moth to a Flame: Mothing in Frick Park


During Moth Week, a group of Park Conservancy staffers stayed up past their bedtimes to observe these creatures of the night in Frick Park. Read about their adventure in this blog post.

Better Bikeways, Better Watersheds


Big plans for biking are just around the corner for Schenley Park. Click here to read about new bike and green infrastructure in our latest blog post.

Event and Shelter Rentals


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is happy to help you plan a special event at Schenley Plaza. Click here for more information.
To reserve shelters and pavilions throughout the parks, please contact the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works at 412-255-2370 or check out the rental information guide


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy works to improve quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community. Projects and programs are conducted with respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region.

If you see a problem or are concerned about an issue in any of our city's parks, please contact the Mayor's 311 hotline.
Featured Project

Panther Hollow Watershed

This 300-acre, historic watershed includes parts of Squirrel Hill, Oakland and Schenley Park. Restoration of the watershed includes major green infrastructure elements to be installed in 2014. Read more.

Frick Environmental Center

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, has begun construction of the new Frick Environmental Center. Read more.

Mellon Square

Opened in 1955, Mellon Square was one of the first parks ever to be built atop a parking garage. After a $10 million renovation, this historic park has been reopened to the public. Read more.

Mellon Park

Mellon Park’s Walled Garden has been restored and replanted in memory of Ann Katharine Seamans. A public art component brings the night sky to earth with “stars” embedded in the lawn. Read more.

Cliffside Park

The Parks Conservancy is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh and Hill House Association to renovate Cliffside Park, featuring a scenic overlook and new playground in this community park. Read more.

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