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april parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning our annual Earth Day celebration, naturalist-led hikes, or volunteer events, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can. Read on to see what's going on in your parks this month!


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don't miss earth day 2017 at the frick environmental center

Join hundreds of your neighbors for this free community celebration, returning this year to the Frick Environmental Center! Don't miss two days of naturalist-led hikes, family-friendly activities, local music, and more.

>> Find the full schedule of events here


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you showed incredible support for pittsburgh's oldest park

We put out a call to action to support Pittsburgh's oldest park, and your response blew us away. In just two weeks, we received an incredible 854 letters in support of Allegheny Commons Park for our competitive state grant application. THANK YOU! 

>> Read more about what's happening in Allegheny Commons Park here


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reserve your seat for the spring hat luncheon

The annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon is the premiere social event of the season. Featuring fashionably creative attire, elegant headwear, and beautiful settings, it's a fabulous fundraiser for your parks.

>> Find event information and ticket registration here

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living building challenge clock starts this month

The Frick Environmental Center aims to be one of only a handful of Living Building Challenge-certified structures in the world. This certification is based in part on one year of recorded net-zero energy usage. The clock for this year of energy usage monitoring will start on Earth Day.

>> Read more about the building and the Challenge here

happening in april

Friday Afternoon Nature Hike | April 7

Story Hike: In A NutshellApril 9

Frick Environmental Center Guided TourApril 20

Buzzword Free Family Events: Talk & PlayApril 20 & 27

Earth Day 2017 at Frick Environmental CenterApril 21 & 22

ReVeal Wedding Showcase | April 23

Buzzword Free Family Event: Perform & Play | April 25

Four Mile Run Watershed Community Meeting | April 27

Bird and Nature WalkApril 30

Spring Invasive Sweep and Milkweed Planting | April 30

Ultimate Play Day | April 30

Volunteer season is in full swing! Join us for regularly scheduled volunteer events throughout the parks all month long.


parks in the news

Conflict Kitchen Closing Schenley Plaza Eatery, But Continuing Mission | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Nature Is Good For Mind And Body | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Super Animal Ears | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Action Alert: Speak Up For Pittsburgh's Oldest Park | Parks Blog

Frick Environmental Center: Growing A Net Zero Living Building in Pittsburgh | Parks Blog

Project Updates: Chicken Hill (McKinley Park) And Four Mile Run Watershed (Including Schenley Park) | Parks Blog

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's Meg Cheever To Step Down | Pittsburgh Magazine

Cheever To Leave Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy In 2018 | Pittsburgh Business Times

A Legacy Made: Celebrating Parks Conservancy Founding President, CEO Meg Cheever | Parks Blog

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