Frick Environmental Center

About the Building Programs Project Update

Frick Environmental Center

Currently in the first phase of construction, the Frick Environmental Center will serve as a welcome facility and a gateway to the woodlands of Frick Park where educators use the parks as classrooms.

A cutting-edge building, the new Center will act as a living laboratory that will:

  • Provide learners of all ages with access to hands-on environmental education
  • Complement and restore the park's ecological and historical landscape
  • Enhance visitor experience

Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum standards for energy efficiency, the new Center will support its own needs for water and energy.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, began construction in August 2014. The Parks Conservancy continues to offer educational programming during construction. The Parks Conservancy is restoring and taking on responsibility for 115 acres of historical landscape and woodlands as part of the project, with plans to plant nearly 200 trees and more than 6,500 native plants in gardens, meadows, and surrounding woodlands.

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Click here for renderings of the new Center.

For media inquiries, please contact Scott Roller, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, by email or by calling 412-682-7275x220. For details on the project, please refer to our Press Fact Sheet.

what is the frick environmental center?

The Frick Environmental Center is an investment in our future. Click here to read about the building, the programs, and the impact of the Center or click on the image below: 


public tours

See how the new Frick Environmental Center building is taking shape on a public hard hat tour! Space is limited and registration is required. Register here.

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