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let's talk about parks: worms


If you’ve ever wondered about where the worms in our city parks — or in your own backyard — go in the colder seasons, you’re not alone. Where do they go when the weather gets chillier?

>>Find out here.

downloadable parks wallpapers


Enjoy the parks that you love anywhere you are with our free downloadable wallpapers.

>>Get wallpapers here.

a better stormwater plan for pittsburgh


A multi-billion-dollar plan to improve Pittsburgh's aging sewer system could present an enormous opportunity to make our city even better.

>>Read more here.

let's talk about parks: pittsburgh panthers


Panther Hollow in Schenley Park gets its name because panthers used to roam the hills and valleys of Pittsburgh. While they are now extinct in Pennsylvania — and the entire eastern part of the country — years ago they could be found throughout most of North and South America. 

>>Read more here. 

nuts about nuts: squirrels in the parks


As birds head south and the buzz of insects fades, the parks in late fall start to really quiet down. Except, of course, for the scuttle of a certain woodland creature that always seems to be on the move. 

>>Read more here.

interview: to plant a tree


What does our staff "tree guy" Phil Gruszka love to see growing in the parks? Find out in this Tribune-Review feature.

>>Read the interview here.

take a tour of the new Frick Environmental Center


In a little over a year, the old Center has been razed and construction has been progressing on the new building. Over 250 community members, government representatives, students and others have taken one of our free tours of the site. Missed a tour? Read our latest blog to learn about this exciting project!

>>Read more 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

Frick Environmental Center

Construction of the cutting-edge new Frick Environmental Center is underway.

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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.

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Westinghouse Memorial and Pond

Full restoration of the Westinghouse Memorial and Pond has begun. This project includes a complete restoration of the memorial and pond, as well as landscaping, lighting and stormwater management implementation.  

>>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.

>>Read more.


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year be a part of #GivingTuesday, a new day for giving back.

On December 1, global charities, families, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. Join the movement and support Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and make a difference.

Click here to support your parks on Giving Tuesday.

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