Frick Environmental Center

About the Building Education 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. Make a gift to support this exciting project today.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, began construction in August 2014. The Parks Conservancy is restoring and will care 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. Educational programming continues during construction. 

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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.

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