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blog: fossils in the parks


With fall foliage nearly gone, autumn is the perfect season for a fossil walk. Read about our favorite fossil finds in this week's blog. Read it here.

End-of-Year Volunteer Opportunities


Bundle up and help in the parks at our end-of-year Urban EcoSteward invasive vine sweeps. Register here!

Event and Shelter Rentals


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is happy to help you plan a special event at Schenley Plaza. Click here for more informationTo 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 City's shelter rental site


Autumn Cornucopias


We're bringing back one of our more popular craft posts to get in the Thanksgiving state of mind in this week's blog. Read it here.

Schenley Drive Public Survey


Lend your voice to help guide designs for a proposed green street project along Schenley Drive with our survey and at a public meeting. Learn more here.

nature in your neighborhood


Nature is all around you -- explore it! On Saturday, November 8, we invite kids and adults to explore in their communities through our Homewood Nature in Your Neighborhood hike. Click here for information and to register.

to the bat box: bats in the parks


This week, we’re looking skyward, marveling at the tiny creatures of the night that steal the show each Halloween. Our latest bi-monthly Let’s Talk About Parks series is all about these tiny real-life caped crusaders. Read more here. 

In the news: Frick Environmental Center


Since a 2002 fire destroyed the old building, the Frick Environmental Center has been reduced to a trailer where Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy employees convene environmental education classes. Yesterday, after 12 years of planning, concrete was poured for the foundation of a new $18 million building... Read the entire NEXTpittsburgh article here.

meet our new homewood nature educator


Our new Homewood Nature Educator is on a mission to boost early childhood literacy while talking about nature! Learn more in our latest blog post. 

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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