Awards

Following is a sampling of awards won by the Parks Conservancy and the parks.

  • National Partnership Award presented by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) (2013)
  • Community Greening Award presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the Highland Park Entry Garden, the Mellon Park Walled Garden, and the Schenley Plaza Gardens (2011)
  • Mayor's Award for Public Art presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, for 7:11AM  11.20.1979  79º55'W 40º27'N © Janet Zweig 2009, public art installation in Mellon Park Walled Garden (2011)
  • Western Pennsylvania 2011 Environmental Award for Trail and Sign Improvement Project (2011)
  • Historic Preservation Award for Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain from the City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission (2010)
  • Beacon of Hope Award presented by Hill House Association (2010)
  • Silver Award for Environmentally Sustainable Projects for Schenley Plaza from The International Awards for Liveable Communities (2009)
  • IABC Golden Triangle Award of Honor for pittsburghparks.org (2009)
  • IDA Pinnacle Award for Public Space from the International Downtown Association (2009)
  • Initiative Award for Stewardship from Preservation Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Commonwealth Award (Silver) for Schenley Plaza from 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Historic Preservation Award for Riverview Park Chapel Shelter from the City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission (2009)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Advocacy award for pittsburghparks.org from the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (2009)  
  • Best Urban Escape for Frick Park from Get Out! Magazine (2009)
  • Earth Friend Award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and WTAE-TV Channel 4 (2009)    
  • Best Place to Hang Out for Schenley Plaza/ Pitt News (2008) 
  • 10 Best Bet Award for Schenley Plaza from 10Best.com / Trusted Advice for Travelers (2008)    
  • 10 Best Bet Award for Frick Park from 10Best.com / Trusted Advice for Travelers (2008) 
  • Dominion Community Impact Award for Schenley Plaza (2006) 
  • PA Environmental Council’s Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award in the Community category (2006) 
  • Carnegie Science Center Environmental Award of Excellence (2006) 
  • Most Outstanding Arbor Day Activity from the Pen-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (2006) 
  • City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission Preservation Award for the Highland Park Entry Garden and Fountain restoration (2006) 
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Vermont Chapter Professional Award of Merit for the Highland Park Entry Garden and Fountain restoration (2005) 
  • Pittsburgh Urban Ecological Collaborative Award for outstanding environmental service in the City of Pittsburgh (2005) 
  • City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission Preservation Award for the Highland Park Babbling Brook (2004) 
  • International Association of Business Communicators Golden Triangle Award of Honor in the Publication Design category for the Frick and Schenley park maps (2003) 
  • IABC Golden Triangle Award of Honor in the Multi-Media category for the interactive kiosk at the Schenley Park Visitor Center (2002) 
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Award of Merit for Frick Park Reynolds Entrance restoration (2001)

Special Events

  • Best Event of the Year awards from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the Spring Hat Luncheon and Madcap Masquerade 
  • Dazzling Dozen Awards from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for the Spring Hat Luncheon and Madcap Masquerade

Meg Cheever

  • Diamond Award for outstanding achievements as a CEO from the Pittsburgh Business Times (2009)
  • Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania from Governor and First Lady Ed and Marjorie Rendell (2008)
  • Allerton Award for Lifetime Achievement from the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh (2007)

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Facts and Figures

Founded: 1996
Amount raised: $66 million
Acres stewarded: 1,700 +
Capital Projects completed: 13

2013 by the numbers
Trees and shrubs planted: 1,300
Volunteers: 1,570
Volunteer hours
: 5,498

 
 
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