Dedicated Parks Funding Is What's Needed Now

November 3, 2019 by Jayne Miller (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President and CEO) and Dan Booker (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Board Chairman)

Parks matter. They matter to people, neighborhoods, and cities. They belong to the people, are free, and are the most democratic spaces in a...

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What Parks Mean for Children

October 23, 2019 by Keeley Teslik

Many of us—particularly those of us who frequent parks and green spaces—know that spending time in nature positively benefits our mental and physical...

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Living Building Challenge Spotlight: A Conversation with Angela Yuele, PPC Horticulturist

October 1, 2019 by Meg Baltes

When you visit Frick Environmental Center, do you think about how each tree, shrub, flower, and tiny plant surrounding it has grown? Do you wonder...

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The Tale of the Other Urban Dweller

September 24, 2019 by Thomas Hayes

     The cashier scanned my several cans of cat food.
      “You must be a cat lover.”
      “Me? Not really. It bothers me that cats massacre our...

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One Water: An Introduction and Guide to Action

September 17, 2019 by Gavin White

Water is dynamic. It takes on many forms: from raindrops to oceans, from snowflakes to steam. We drink it, swim in it, sail upon it; we use it to...

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Making a Pittsburgh Park Visit Memorable for Your Family

September 10, 2019 by Ben Tejes

The U.S boasts of an incredible park system. According to an NRPA Agency Performance Report, the ratio of parks to residents is around 1 park per...

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The Coin

September 3, 2019 by Patrick Crossen

     It was, without a doubt, her favorite place in Pittsburgh. If asked, she would have told you that it was her favorite place in the world. But...

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PPC Staff Returns from Educational Visit to Top-Ranking Park System

August 29, 2019 by Keeley Teslik

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) staff members, City of Pittsburgh officials, and civic leaders have returned from trips to Minneapolis, where...

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A Conversation on Hays Woods

August 27, 2019 by Meg Baltes

Hays Woods, Pittsburgh’s largest urban forest, is on track to become officially and permanently preserved for public use. Spanning over 600 acres...

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Discovering Pittsburgh's Parks: Then and Now

August 20, 2019 by Troy Gavazzi

When I was growing up in a suburban community south of Pittsburgh, there was a large swath of woodlands across the street from my home that...

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