What's new

New Frick Environmental Center to feature water, energy savings


The ultra-green Frick Environmental Center is 60 percent complete. With geothermal wells, water cisterns, an outdoor ampitheater, solar panels, and much more, the new Center will be free and open for all.

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hidden treasures: fungi in the parks


Go on a treasure hunt every time your in the parks with this guide to Fall fungi by guest blogger Josh Doty.

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Local Change, National Opportunity: Be a Force for Change in Your Parks


From the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to Sheraden Park right here in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood, change is happening in parks. See how one local changemaker is making his hometown better, and how you can, too.

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Let's Talk About Parks: Fall Fungi


A walk in one of our city parks after an early fall shower brings out a new world. Pittsburgh’s parks offer an incredible range of fall fungi. How many different ones can you spot?

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Cliffside Artwork Makes Dreams Reality


One of Pittsburgh’s parks will soon make children’s dreams a reality. Taking inspiration from Cliffside Park’s unique vantage and the dreams of little ones from the community, a local artist is creating a new art piece to be installed in the renovated park.

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mellon square, parks curator win preservation awards


Preservation Pennsylvania has awarded Mellon Square and Parks Curator Susan Rademacher with two 2015 Historic Preservation Awards.

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let's talk about parks: thorny plants


A hike through a field, the woods or along the edge of a railroad track will likely put you in contact with a thorny plant. But those thorns serve an important role in the survival of a number of plants found in our parks. 

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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.  

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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.

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