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march parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. From volunteer events to free family-friendly education programs, 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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good beers, good cause: join us for park on tap

Support Allegheny Commons (Pittsburgh's oldest park!) while enjoying tasty brews at Park on Tap, an exclusive 21+ event on March 10th.

>> Find information and tickets here

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get up, get out this month at the frick environmental center

Spring into action at the Frick Environmental Center with our March theme: get up, get out! Take part in free hikes that will get you moving in March.

>> See the full list of events here.

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welcome warm weather, purchase your pnc carousel pass today

Ride Schenley Plaza's feature family attraction from April until October with our 2017 Season Pass. Normally $60, save $15 by purchasing your pass before May 14th.

>> Get your 2017 Season Pass here.

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park project spotlight: mellon park walled garden

Originally part of the Richard Beatty Mellon estate, the Mellon Park Walled Garden is a beloved public gathering place. In 2009, the Parks Conservancy revived the garden's plantings, repaired its infrastructure, and added seating. The restoration honors the memory of Ann Katharine Seamans, who visited the garden often during her life. An art installation, created by artist Janet Zweig, pays tribute to Annie by bringing the pattern of the night sky on the day of her birth into the lawn through fiber optic "stars." 

happening in march

Park on Tap | March 10

Schenley Park Volunteer SweepsMarch 11 & 22

Frick Environmental Center Guided TourMarch 16

Urban EcoSteward Volunteer Quarterly TrainingMarch 18

Hike with a Naturalist: Spring PeepersMarch 18

Bird and Nature Hike | March 19

Frick Environmental Center Docent Training | March 21

Discovery Time: Get up, get out! | March 26

Emerald View Park Volunteer SweepsMarch 28

Chicken Hill Project Community Meeting | March 30



parks in the news

PWSA's Precautionary Water Advisory Is Part Of A Bigger Water Story | Parks Blog

Another Look: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy | Greenville Journal

How To Keep Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder | Parks Blog

Frick Environmental Center wins Green Good Design Award | Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Frick Environmental Center wins Civil Engineering Sustainability Award | ASCE Pittsburgh

Let's Talk About Parks: Do Animals Fall In Love? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Recommended Reading For Nature Nerds: A List | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Owls | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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