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Let's Talk About Parks: Cicadas

07.29.2015

Cicada song, the background noise of summer, is the loudest insect sound known to science. Learn about these big-eyed bugs in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

>>Read it here.

let's talk about parks: moths

07.15.2015

Spend time outdoors on a dark summer evening, and you will likely see the flickering dance of moths around street lights and other sources of light. Learn more about moths in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

>>Read more here.

Parks Prescription: Uniting Public Lands with Public Health

07.09.2015

Which would you prefer: a day out in the parks, or a day in your doctor’s office? Encouraging kids to spend time outside may keep them out of the doctor’s office.

>>Read about Pittsburgh Parks Prescription here.

blog: what's in bloom

07.07.2015

What's in bloom in the parks right now? Find out in the blog!

>>Read the blog here.

happening this month in the parks

07.01.2015

New light shows in Mellon Square, gardens in full bloom, and lots of free events are happening in the parks this month.

>>Click here to find out more.

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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