IN THE KNOW

Safety is of the utmost importance as we navigate through these unprecedented times. Following recommendations and guidelines provided by experts at the (CDC) and the World Health Organization, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh will be taking the following steps as Pennsylvania moves into the Green Phase:

Updated July 9, 2020

All Parks Conservancy facilities and offices remain closed at this time. Capital improvement projects may now resume, including the rehabilitation of the North Promenade in Allegheny Commons Park and Chicken Hill Green Infrastructure Project in McKinley Park.

It's vital that in the Green Phase park users continue to follow all safety guidelines, such as physical distancing and masking when visiting public spaces. Aggressive mitigation activity will remain until Pennsylvania enters the 'new normal' of reopening.


Playgrounds, courts, ball fields, park shelters, and spray parks are open in the Green Phase.

Click here to learn about playground safety from DCNR. 

Restrooms, water fountains, swimming pools, recreation centers and senior centers remain closed. Those using City parks are urged to bring their own water for hydration as fountains remain turned off. 

Learn more here: https://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/ 


Activities that comply safely with physical distancing guidelines are allowed. They include:

  • Tennis courts (singles matches encouraged)
  • Pickle ball courts (singles matches encouraged)
  • Skate parks
  • Fields (but not for organized group sports)
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Bocci courts

Learn more here: https://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/ 


Limiting programs and special events until further notice.


Remember, it takes all of us to slow the spread of the virus. Click here for resources on how to best disinfect your home from COVID-19, the flu and other illnesses. 

Click here to view our list of frequently asked questions.

Please note, public restrooms maintained by the Parks Conservancy are closed. These include restrooms at the Frick Environmental Center, Schenley Plaza, and Schenley Visitor Center.


Parks are essential.

These are stressful times. Parks are a healthy way to deal with the uncertainty that may be arising due to the coronavirus. Here are four ways to safely enjoy essential outdoor activities in the parks, with physical distancing:

  • Walk Your Furry Friend
  • Hike Your Favorite Trail
  • Explore the Urban Forest While Enjoying a Run
  • Get In Your Daily Steps

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Safely continue enjoying nature.

Follow this simple graphic step-by-step as you continue enjoying all that Pittsburgh's parks have to offer and click here to see how to safely enjoy a walk in the park!

PPC Safely Enjoy Nature Infographic


Highland Park Road Closures 

Reservoir Drive, better known as the Highland Park loop, will be closed to vehicles starting June 11, 2020. This car-free space is meant to increase public safety by making way for social distancing in our park.
 
Click here to learn more. 

Regional Park Entry Points

Pittsburgh's parks offer many different points of entry! Select a map from below and begin planning your next trip to your neighborhood park. 

Park systems in other cities and around the world are closing because people are not following proper physical distancing. If we stick together by staying apart, we can help ensure that our park system stays open and safe for all at a time when we need them more than ever.