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blog: Parks Conservancy in Allegheny Commons


Allegheny Commons, established in 1867, is Pittsburgh's earliest park. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is excited to be an ally in the restoration of this historic space. Read more here.

Park Shelter Permits Now Online


The City of Pittsburgh today launched the Online Facility Reservations website, enabling residents to apply and pay for park shelters online starting Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:00am. Visit the Online Facility Reservations website here.

Blog: Great Expectations


Ted Floyd, Editor of Birding Magazine, takes a walk down memory lane on a recent trip to Frick Park. Travel through time when you read his guest post, all about birding in the park.

Let's talk about parks: Winter berries


The parks may look plain at first glance in winter, but seasonal sparseness also creates great backgrounds for colorful berries. Learn more by reading the latest Let's Talk About Parks edition here.

the brisk is worth the reward: winter activities in the parks


We have to admit, Jack Frost nipping at your nose is not always as cute as it sounds; getting outdoors and exploring the parks in Pittsburgh winters is a challenge. We've put together a list of activities to get you outdoors this winter in our latest blog post.

Haberman Corridor and McKinley Park Request for Proposals


The Parks Conservancy and the Hilltop Alliance are jointly seeking a planning and design team to improve adjacent Hilltop assets – McKinley Park and the Haberman Corridor (to include housing development and a greenway). The selected team will lead the two interconnected planning projects, with the shared intention of creating a roadmap for achieving integrative green space, rooted in the connectivity of assets, that revitalizes the neighborhood and results in catalytic projects. Proposals are due January 23, 2015. Click here for the full RFP, here for Addendum 1: Summary of Community Engagement Findings, and here for Addendum 2: Questions and Answers.

Let's Talk About Parks: Identifying trees by bark


With most trees stripped bare of leaves, winter is a great time to get a good look at the wonderful variations of pattern, color and texture that form the trunks and branches of local urban trees. Read more about how to identify park trees by their bark 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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