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july parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning summer activites in August Wilson Park, working alongside volunteers, or hosting free concerts in Schenley Plaza, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can. Read on to see what's going on in your parks this month!

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ooh and aah at july 4th fireworks from the parks

Pittsburgh's parks are some of the best places to celebrate America's birthday. Pack up your folding chair and visit our favorite park places for this once-a-year extravaganza.

>> See our list of park places for fireworks watching here.

Summer Fun at Your August Wilson Park


you're invited to a summer of all-ages fun at august wilson park

Whether you're 8 months or 80 years, there's a summer full of things to do coming your way. New this year, we're excited to announce the Elsie and Henry Hillman Summer Program, a full calendar of events for August Wilson Park.

>> The fun kicks off on July 8th. See the full calendar here.

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music, markets, and classes on the daily in schenley plaza

Drop by Schenley Plaza almost any day of the week and you'll find fitness classes, live music, meditation, family events, movie screenings, a classic carousel, local produce, freshly made foods from local restaurants, and so much more.

>> Click here for the full schedule of events.

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get healthy, active, and green this summer

In design and in mission, the Frick Environmental Center incorporates seven Living Building categories, or 'petals': place, water, energy, health, materials, equity, beauty. Visit in July for events centered around the theme of HEALTH. Don't miss Tai Chi, fitness hikes, and more. 

>> Find upcoming events here.

this month's featured events

Frick Environmental Center Docent Training | July 6

Healthy, Active, and Green: Nature Walk | July 7

Summer Park Fun Kickoff at August Wilson Park | July 8

Kids' Days in Schenley Plaza | July 9

Sustainable SippingJuly 14

Story Hike: The Lorax | July 15

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix | July 15 & 16

The Tragedie of Macbeth with NRTC | July 20

WYEP Final Fridays | July 28

Bird and Nature Walk | July 30

Volunteer season is in full swing! Join us for regularly scheduled volunteer events throughout the parks all month long.

Visit Schenley Plaza for regularly scheduled yoga (Mondays, Saturdays), City of Play (Tuesdays), farmers' markets (Fridays), meditation (Saturdays), Tai Chi (Sundays), Cinema in the Park (Sundays), and Summer Soul Line Dancing.

Visit Frick Environmental Center for regularly scheduled Tai Chi (Sundays), monthly fitness hikes, and guided tours.


parks in the news

Mesa Opens This Weekend With A New Mexican Menu In Conflict Kitchen’s Former Space | NEXTpittsburgh

Advisory: Removal Of Dead, Invasive Trees Happening At McKinley Park's Chicken Hill | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: The Extraordinary Nature Knowledge Of Freedom Seekers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Action Alert: Make Parks A Priority In The City's 2018 Capital Budget | Parks Blog

Summer Events in Schenley Plaza | Parks Blog

A Summer Of Fun Events Kicks Off In August Wilson Park | Parks Blog

Highland Park's First 'Green' Stormwater System Completed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Our Favorite Park Places To Ooh And Aah At 4th Of July Fireworks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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