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Let's Talk About Parks: Raccoons

08.25.2015

Smart, agile and highly adaptable, raccoons can be found in cities and parks, woodlands and prairies, and just about everywhere in between, including your backyard. Learn about these masked mammals in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

>>Read it here.

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Exploring Nature

08.21.2015

Have a crafternoon. Plan a picnic. Become a bug expert. Check out our list of ways to keep your kids curios outdoors.

>> Read more here.

westinghouse memorial restoration

08.17.2015

Today, nearly 85 years after the dedication of the Westinghouse Memorial, a plan to restore the original beauty of the monument and its landscape is in place. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the city, is leading the restoration effort which, significantly, includes a maintenance fund to ensure long-term care. 

>> Read more here.

let's talk about parks: poison vs. venom

08.12.2015

That daddy longlegs you see nimbly bolting across a log in your favorite park is not only fun to watch, but also can teach us a lot about the differences between poison and venom in the animal and plant world.

>> Read more here.

Blog: Healthy Watersheds, Greener Streets

08.11.2015

If you've ever visited Schenley Park, you've visited the Panther Hollow Watershed. Thousands live, play, and work in this critical area. An exciting new green infrastructure project is forming here. Learn more and give your feedback on concept ideas in our latest blog.

>> Read the blog here.

5 outdoor summer concert spots

08.02.2015

During these dog days of summer, de-stress and cool down at free concerts in the parks.

>>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
 

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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