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august parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning all-ages events in August Wilson Park, solar eclipse viewing parties, or events for park pals 50+, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can.
Read on for ways to get out in your parks this month!

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dollar-for-dollar match for august wilson park underway

Kids in the Hill have spent the summer racing down the snaking pathway at August Wilson Park to peer over the overlook at our city's skyline and to play basketball on the bright blue court. Experience the happy by watching this short video.

You can help keep this community park thriving. Support August Wilson Park today and one generous donor will match your gift dollar-for-dollar.

>> Click here to keep August Wilson Park thriving.

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now's the time to give your trees a checkup

Checking up on park, street, and yard trees requires almost no time, and could potentially save them from devastating pests like the Asian Longhorned Beetle. We're teaming up with Tree Pittsburgh and park pals like you this month to keep trees healthy.

>> Read why tree checkups are important and sign up for a tree care hike.

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shape the future of your parks at upcoming community meetings

Pittsburgh's parks continue to get better and better, thanks to community members like you who take an active part in shaping their future. Take part in the conversation on projects in Panther Hollow (Schenley Park) and Allegheny Commons Park at upcoming community events.

>> Click here to register for the Panther Hollow walk-and-talk.

>> Click here to register for the Allegheny Commons workshop.

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catching rays, getting energized at the environmental center

In design and in mission, the Frick Environmental Center incorporates seven Living Building categories, or 'petals': place, water, energy, health, materials, equity, beauty. Visit in August for events centered around the theme of ENERGY.

Running entirely off of energy provided by the sun and earth, the new Center is designed to use 40% less energy than a building of its size in our region. Thanks to energy produced on-site through solar panels and geothermal wells, the Center is completely net zero energy.

>> Find upcoming events at the Center here.

this month's featured events

Hike with a Naturalist: Protecting Park Trees | August 5

Sustainable Sipping | August 11

Story Hike: Face the Wind | August 12

Kids' Days in Schenley PlazaAugust 13

Panther Hollow Walk | August 16

Healthy, Active, and Green: Monthly Fitness Hike | August 18

Urban EcoSteward Volunteer Quarterly Training | August 19

Nature Play Date | August 20

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | August 21

WYEP Final Fridays | August 25

Allegheny Commons Action Plan Workshop | August 30

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

Visit Schenley Plaza for regularly scheduled yoga, City of Play, farmers' markets, meditation, Tai Chi, Cinema in the Park, and Summer Soul Line Dancing.

Visit Frick Environmental Center for regularly scheduled Tai Chi, monthly fitness hikes, and guided tours.

Visit August Wilson Park for regularly scheduled family, art, and volunteer events.


parks in the news

What's Your Park Story? | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Be The Hero In The Asian Longhorned Beetle Story | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Healthy, Active, and Green: Events And Classes Designed For Park Pals Ages 50+ | Parks Blog

Armed With A Broom, Dustpan & Fishing Hat, This Retired Nurse Tries To Keep Allegheny Commons Clean | 90.5 WESA

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Exploring Nature -- Anywhere! | Parks Blog

Flipping Over Rocks To See What's Crawling Beneath Is How Taiji Nelson Teaches Teens To Love Nature | 90.5 WESA

New Bridge Planned To Be Good Fit For Pittsburgh's North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Twelve New WiFi Hotspots In Parks Keep You Connected | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your nonprofit partner in the parks. Become a monthly donor to support the parks that you love.