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The Frick Environmental Center is now a certified Living Building!

big news: the frick environmental center is now a certified living building!

Free and open to all, the Frick Environmental Center inspires Pittsburghers to discover the natural world. And now, we're thrilled to announce that the Center is officially certified as a Living Building!
After more than a year of extensive sustainability work, the shared project between the Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh has received the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification, the world's most rigorous proven performance standard.
Pittsburgh has reason to celebrate this tremendous public place. The Center is the first Living Building in the country that is municipally owned and free and open to the public. Click here to read the press release.
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enjoy your vibrant parks at upcoming events

After a long winter, we're treated to the amazingly vibrant months that make Pittsburgh's parks really pop. This month, you're invited to sip and relax at Sustainable Sipping; watch for traveling birds on World Migratory Bird Day; bring the little ones out for Kids' Day; laugh and learn during Ultimate Play Day; and much more.

Click here for our park events calendar →

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this mother's day, give a gift that keeps on growing

Show wonderful women how much they mean to you with the gift of perennial park flowers. Planted by Parks Conservancy staff, these beautiful blooms will return year after year to park gardens. A donation of $50 plants 25 bulbs; $100 plants 50 bulbs. Your gift comes with a personalized card or e-card.

Make a Mother's Day gift here →

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20th annual spring hat luncheon raises valuable funds for your parks

Held this year in the historic Highland Park Entry Garden, the 20th Annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon raised valuable funds for your favorite parks. Over 600 guests attended our biggest fundraiser in fashionable and creative looks. 

Click here for Hat Lunch 2018 photos →


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have a hand in your parks as a volunteer

Volunteers are essential to bettering the park spaces that we all share. Help out your parks at oodles of upcoming volunteer events. No experience necessary; tools, gloves, and training provided.

Click here to find upcoming volunteer events →

may featured events

Sustainable Sipping | May 11

World Migratory Bird Day | May 12

Kids' Days in Schenley Plaza | May 13

Junior Garden Buds Family Event | May 19

Ultimate Play Day | May 20

Hike with a Naturalist: Wildflowers Spread in Wild Ways | May 20

Full Moon Hike | May 29

Dancing in the Park | May 30


parks in the news

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto To Celebrate Frick's First-in-U.S. Living Building Certification  | Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Frick Environmental Center Earns Sustainability Certification  | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Walkabout: Pittsburgh Parks Are Rolling In Green, But Some Need Maintenance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rock Climbers To Remove Litter From Mt. Washington Slopes On Saturday | Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Adventurers Spruce Up The Face Of Mt. Washington | Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Ash Tree Conservation Efforts Part Of Continuing Crusade To Save Native Trees | Parks Blog

Why Earth Needs Its Day: Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh's Parks | Parks Blog 

Restoration Of Northeast Fountain At Allegheny Commons Will Create A Public Gathering Spot | NEXT pittsburgh

Conservation Game Challenge Plugs Kids Into Nature | Allegheny Front

Spring Hat Luncheon Patrons Party | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1K By May: Let's Put Pittsburgh On The Map During The City Nature Challenge | Parks Blog

Task Force To Explore Options For Hays Woods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your nonprofit partner in the parks. Give today to support your parks. 
Did you know that many employers match their employees' charitable contributions? Click here to see if your donation can be matched!