Snapshot: A Parks Year In Photos

January 12, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

Each year, we see and take thousands of photos of your parks. 

Of the scads of photos of people digging to plant new trees, little learners excitedly finding snails and slugs during school programs, gardeners putting new daffodil bulbs in the ground, and many more events in the parks, we found a few standout shots that captured some great moments in your parks last year.  

 High school students in the Young Naturalists program team up to install a bat box. Photo: Taiji Nelson

Summer campers get a lecture from 'Professor Antflybeetle', a local expert on entymology and definitely not a Parks Conservancy staffer...

A young learner discovers a mushroom during a Habitat Explorers hike.

Did you know that more than 5,000 children and youth under the age of 18 took park in Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy events and programs in 2017?


Volunteers from PPG Paints refresh the chairs and tables in Schenley Plaza with a new coat of paint. Photo: John Altdorfer
Volunteers from UberATG work together to move a log from a trail during a corporate volunteer event.

Beautiful parks take lots of hard work! In 2017, volunteers spent over 3,900 hours working to improved Pittsburgh's greenspaces.


Hundreds of people came to the parks to experience the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse.

Kids play a giant game of chess during the monthly Kids' Day at Schenley Plaza. Photo: John Altdorfer

A neighbor shows off her stitchwork at a crafting event in August Wilson Park, one of many summer events to take place at the park.

There were so many opportunities to get outside and play in the parks in 2017! We planned 277 community events such as educator-led hikes, yoga, Tai Chi, concerts, story walks, and much more throughout the parks.


Volunteers plant new trees in an area cleared of invasive trees to help promote forest health. Photo: Tiffany Thisj
The newly planted From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center was established in partnership with the Heinz History Center. Photo: John Altdorfer

Pittsburgh's parks continued to grow in 2017. A whopping 8,000 trees flowers and shrubs were planted throughout park woods and gardens.


The best thing about 2017? All of the dancing! Kids join dancers on stage during the annual Earth Day celebration. Photo: Renee Rosensteel

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