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 2017 at Frick Environmental Center | Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21st 

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 22nd

9AM - NOON | 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. Registration is now full for this event.

11:30AM | Public Welcome
Celebrate the exciting return of our annual Earth Day celebration to the recently opened Frick Environmental Center with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, your local representatives, and neighbors from across the city. 

NOON | Naturalist-led Walks and Hikes
Join Parks Conservancy naturalists and partners from across the city for a variety of hikes and activities throughout Frick Park. Hikes last approximately one hour. See times and descriptions for walks and hikes here.

12:30 - 1PM | Stage Performance
Get up and get moving with Level Up Pittsburgh. 

1:30PM | Naturalist-led Walks and Hikes
Join Parks Conservancy naturalists and partners from across the city for a variety of hikes and activities throughout Frick Park. Hikes last approximately one hour. See times and descriptions for walks and hikes here.

2 - 2:30PM | Stage Performance
Stretch and breathe during free Tai Chi with The Tao Applied. 

3PM | Naturalist-led Walks and Hikes
Join Parks Conservancy naturalists and partners from across the city for a variety of hikes and activities throughout Frick Park. Hikes last approximately one hour. See times and descriptions for walks and hikes here.

3:30 - 4PM | Stage Performance
Get up and get moving with Level Up Pittsburgh.

4:30 - 7PM | Family Solar Concert
Bring seating or a blanket for an evening time concert. Performances by: Matthew Tembo, Colter Harper, Jeff Berman, and The Red Western. This event is generously sponsored by Green Mountain Energy and held in partnership with Zero Fossil.  

Ongoing | Activites, Events, and Eats
Throughout Earth Day 2017 you can also find and experience:
Tree Climbing Demo and free tree giveaway: Bartlett Tree
Video screening: Sustainability Pioneers
Live animal exhibitions: Chicks in the Hood (chickens), Allegheny GoatScape (goats), Apoidea Apiary (bees)
Composting displays 
Solar-powered activities: Green Mountain Energy 
Food vendors: Randita's Vegan Cafe, Driftwood Oven, Stickler's Ice Pop Company

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

Earth Day 2017 | Event Sponsors

City of Pittsburgh logo Green Mountain Energy logo PORCH_Primary-logo-028097-edited.jpg Zero Fossil PIttsburgh logo Comcast logo

 

Earth Day 2017 | Event Partners

Bartlett Tree Logo apoidea logo allegheny goascape logo randitas logo davey tree logo
sca logo driftwood oven logo penn state logo ISA logo CMNH logo
wpmc logo sticklers logo easy st logo native apoth logo learn your land logo
pitt moss logo arboreal tree logo sustainability pioneers    

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.