Thanks for Parks, Thanks to You

November 25, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

No table is big enough to fit everyone who loves Pittsburgh's parks.

While we may not all be able to gather in one place this Thanksgiving, we can still reflect on all that parks give us. We've picked four reasons (from the almost endless list) that we're thankful for Pittsburgh's prettiest places.

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1. Changing seasons

Fall Leaves

Every few months we're given completely different parks to enjoy. Crunchy fall leaves give way to a blanket of snow until flowers and trees bloom before we realize that we're doing it all over again.

2. Quality time

Crowds in Schenley Plaza

City parks were created for all to enjoy. They're where we can spend a sunny afternoon with family and friends, practice tai chi, and meet others enjoying these fabulous places.

3. Room to breathe

Bird overhead

Every once in a while we each need to turn the volume of the city down, leave our phones at home, and take a stroll. The parks are there to give us a little rest and relaxation whenever we take the time to make a visit.

4. Places to dream

Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park

Parks are places where we find inspiration, creativity, and peace. They're places where we can reach our personal goals, learn something new, paint a picture, come up with our best ideas, and just be inspired.

Thanks for sharing in Pittsburgh's great parks with us this year.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!

Want to give back to the parks that give so much? Make a gift to your parks here on Giving Tuesday!