Celebrate The New Frick Environmental Center With Us On September 10th

August 29, 2016 by Lauryn Stalter

This fall, the doors of a gorgeous new education hub will open to welcome learners, explorers, and park lovers of all ages to Frick Park.

Join us on September 10th to celebrate the incredible new Frick Environmental Center!

Save the date for September 10th

Currently, we're wrapping up the final phase of fundraising and putting the finishing touches on the new Center, but we just can’t wait for everyone to see this incredible new building that will be free and open to all.

So join us as we throw open the doors to the public for the first time! Visit the new Center during this full day of festivities. The first 250 visitors will receive free Parks Conservancy water bottles!   

Schedule of events

Schedule subject to change. Check back for more details or register for the event here to get updates closer to the date

10AM - 6PM
Building open

11AM - 3PM
Activities by environmental partners - building classroom

Shadyside Worms, Zero Fossil demos - barn/parking lot
"A Year in Frick Park" artist installation and presentation - top floor, near reception desk

11AM - 5PM
Magician, face-painting, and juggler - throughout site

Selfie Booth - outside classroom in building

11AM
Seed ball making activity - fountain

Guided building and site tour (registration required - tours now full)

NOON
Live music with Ronni Weiss and Tom Boyce - amphitheater

12:15, 2:15, 4:15PM
Frick history presentation - entrance gatehouse

From Slavery to Freedom Garden presentation with Heinz History Center - near covered parking lot
Net zero energy presentation - fountain

1PM
Live music with Squirrel Hillbillies - amphitheater
Nature journaling activity - main building

Guided building and site tour (registration required - tours now full)
Yoga session with Yoga Hive - greenspace in front of gatehouse

2PM
Live music with Family Arts Theater & Dr. Boo - amphitheater

3PM
Animal Rescue League Wildlife Center fun - amphitheater

Guided building and site tour (registration required - tours now full)

5PM
Critters in the Litter activity - outside classroom in building

5PM - 7PM
Autumn House Press author readings - amphitheater

ONGOING: Food and family-friendly entertainment
Visiting food trucks - driveway in front of gatehouse

We strive to make our programs accessible to everyone. Inquire about accommodations for special needs by contacting Leisa Esposito at 412-586-4576 or lesposito@pittsburghparks.org.

Didn't get to register for a guided tour during the Public Celebration? Join us on a future public tour by registering here.

Frick Environmental Center, Parks Conservancy Programs, Frick Park