At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, every day is Earth Day! In honor of international Earth Day, hundreds of Pittsburgh neighbors come to Frick Park for our free community celebration.

See the full two-day schedule of events below. All events take place at the Frick Environmental Center unless otherwise noted. 


Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Earth Day 2018 at Frick Environmental Center | Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20th 

6 - 9PM | Community Campfire*
Join us for an all-ages community campfire under the stars. We'll have the fire and sticks, you bring your own hot dogs and s'more fixings. Note: This event takes place at Falls Ravine Shelter (click here for directions to nearby trail entrance).


Saturday, April 21st

8 - 11AM | Volunteer Event
Make a positive mark on your park as a volunteer! This event is held in partnership with Comcast. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Registration is now FULL.

11:30 AM | Earth Day Kick-off
Kick off Earth Day with our new President and CEO, Jayne Miller!

11:30AM - 4PM | Naturalist-led Walks and Hikes
Join Parks Conservancy naturalists and partners from across the city for a variety of hikes and walks throughout Frick Park. Hikes and walks are each about one hour long and start at 12PM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. Click here to see the full list of walks and hikes.

Ongoing | Activities, Exhibits, and Events
Throughout Earth Day 2018 you can also find and experience local vendors, organizations, and artists.

ACTIVITIES
Nature play (supervision required), giant games, pop-up Imagination Playground, bubbles

EXHIBITS
Plant activities | PittMoss, Grow Pittsburgh
Animal and insect activities | Shadyside Worms, Allegheny Goatscape, Chicks in the Hood, Apoidea Apiary
Partner stations and activities | Creatives for Climate, Penns Corner Farm Alliance, Scrap the Trap, Green Mountain Energy, City of Pittsburgh Park Rangers, Pittsburgh United, Project Aware, Rivers of Steel, Carnegie Library, GASP, Children's Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Heirloom Superfoods Market, Ujamaa Collective, Last Chance Earth

EVENTS
Silent Disco Yoga with Frequency 528 | 12PM, 1:30PM, 3PM
Storytelling | 3PM
Finding Our Power Film Screening with Sustainability Pioneers | 1PM, 3PM
Children’s Calm Breathing Activity | 12PM
Adult’s Meditative Breathing Activity | 2PM

This event is held in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh.

Earth Day 2018 | Event Sponsors

City of Pittsburgh logo Comcast logo Giant Eagle logo  
Zero Fossil PIttsburgh logo chipotle logo Green Mountain Energy logo  

In the spirit of Earth Day, we encourage all event-goers to consider biking, carpooling, or busing to these events. Reusable water bottles are also recommended. In the case of inclement weather, check back here for event cancellation information.

We strive to make our programs accessible to everyone. Inquire about disability accommodations for these events by contacting Patty Himes at 412-586-4576 ext 107 or phimes@pittsburghparks.org. Requests need to be made one week before events take place. 

*Gathering around a campfire makes for lifelong memories, but backyard fires can have a serious impact on air quality. We take every measure to minimize health and environmental impacts by burning a safe distance from homes and playgrounds, and by following Allegheny County Health Department standards and EPA recommendations for responsible fires. You can do your part by rethinking your backyard burn in favor of joining your neighbors to walk, bike, bus or carpool to our community campfire.