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happening in the parks: fall 2014


What pulls you to the parks in autumn? This season, the parks are bustling with kids’ events, volunteer days, learning opportunities, and much more. Read all about it 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. 

upcoming fall volunteer days


Hundreds of dedicated and passionate community members have helped to keep Pittsburgh's parks looking lovely this fall. Register for one of our upcoming volunteer days. Click here to get started.

Dear Mr. Mayor


When given the prompt, "It is important to be a steward in Frick Park because…," our second grade summer campers wrote Mayor Peduto the most adorable letters about the park. Read their responses here.

art in the village in the woods


Built in 1975, Cliffside Park has always been a neighborhood hub. And after its renovation, it will showcase the timeless works of Teenie Harris and August Wilson in interpretive art installations. Read more in this week's blog.

Arts Day of Giving


The parks are spaces for guitar players, watercolor painters, soul line dancers, and every flavor of artist. Thanks to all parks art fans who gave during PittsburghGives Arts Day of Giving on October 2nd!

Environmental Center Project Updates


Weeks of nice weather have allowed for great progress on the new Frick Environmental Center. Find updates on this project here.

panther hollow project updates


We've been doing major green infrastructure updates in Schenley Park through the Panther Hollow Watershed restoration. Read more about this innovative project here.

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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