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june parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning bundles of free park events, restoring a beloved garden space, or working alongside volunteers, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can. Read on to see what's going on in your parks this month!



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action alert: make parks a priority in the city's 2018 capital budget

How would you use $50,000 to improve your favorite park places? Right now, you can submit Capital Project ideas to the City of Pittsburgh, which could mean extra funding for the park places you love. 

>> Learn more and submit your ideas here.


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this father's day, give parks to someone you dig

Show the great guys who keep you rooted how much you care about them this Father's Day. Give park trees, personalized bricks, and much more through our online gift guide. When you give, we'll send an e-card instantly!

>> Father's Day is June 18th. Find a gift here.

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cinema in the park, now showing in schenley plaza

Added to the long list of fun and free events in Schenley Plaza this summer is weekly movie showings on the lawn. Mark your calendar for movies, yoga, Tai Chi, farmers' markets, meditation sessions, soul line dancing, live music, and more.

>> Click here for the full schedule of events.

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water we talking about this month at the frick environmental center?

In design and in mission, the Center incorporates seven Living Building categories, or 'petals': place, water, energy, health, materials, equity, beauty. This month, we're highlighting WATER.

>> Read more about the building and the Challenge here.

Visit in June for events centered around the theme of WATER. Don't miss this Friday's event, Sustainable Sipping, featuring libations, conversations, and live music.

>> Get your ticket for Friday's Sustainable Sipping event here.

happening in june

Sustainable Sipping | June 9

Invasive Plant Identification Training | June 10

Kids' Day in Schenley Plaza | June 11

Hike with a Naturalist: Exploring Wetlands | June 17

Bird and Nature WalkJune 18

WYEP Summer Music Festival 2017 | June 24

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 (Mondays, Saturdays), City of Play (Tuesdays), farmers' markets (Fridays), meditation (Saturdays), Tai Chi (Sundays), Cinema in the Park (Sundays), and Summer Soul Line Dancing.

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


parks in the news

2017 Cinema in the Park Schedule | Parks Blog

Advisory: Removal Of Dead, Invasive Trees Happening At McKinley Park's Chicken Hill | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: The Hidden Magic Of Green Infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Green Infrastructure In Parks Can Lead To Community Empowerment | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Fifty Shades Of Green | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Mellon Park Urns Replicated From Historic Black-And-White Photos | Parks Blog

Nature In Your Neighborhood: Birding Opportunities In Homewood | Parks Blog

Break Out Your Hat! It's Time For The Spring Hat Luncheon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Don’t Worry, North Siders: Lake Elizabeth Won’t Be Empty For Long | The Incline

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