What's new

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.

frick park trail notice


This week, the drip irrigation field, an exciting feature of the new Frick Environmental Center, begins. This work will affect a portion of the South Clayton Loop trail from November 18th through 25th. Crews will be working on Saturday, November 21 to complete work in advance of the cold weather. For visitor safety, we ask that trail users only use designated trails and avoid crossing construction barricades.

>>Read the project updates 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.

buzzword events announced


There's a great big world of words out there, and Buzzword Pittsburgh invites you to explore it! Bring your little one out for free fun events that gets them learning while having fun. 

>>Learn 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.  

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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.

>>Read more.

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