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january parks news

Happy New Year, Friend!
It's a fresh new year in your parks. To kick it off, we invite you to bundle up for free hikes, celebrate a fabulous year past, and join us in welcoming our next President and CEO.
As your nonprofit partner in the parks, we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. Together, we make parks amazing. 
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a warmhearted welcome to our next leader 

Currently the superintendent of the #1 park system in the country, we're thrilled to welcome Jayne Miller to Pittsburgh as our next President and CEO.  

Read more from founding President and CEO Meg Cheever →

Read the full press release →


Image of sunset on the Highland Park reservoir


reflecting on another tremendous year in the parks

As we embark on a new year, we're reflecting on a wonderful 2017 in your parks. In addition to the major announcement that the Frick Environmental Center achieved LEED Platinum Certification, we're so proud to also report:

  • 277 free community events were held.
  • 5,000 children attended our programs.
  • 3,900 hours were recorded by volunteers.
  • 8,000 trees and flowers were planted.

So much was accomplished, and as your non-profit partner in the parks, we thank you for your support. We're so excited to see what the new year holds!


Image of kids sledding in Riverview Park


the prescription for cabin fever? more park time 

Don some warm layers and discover the fun in winter this month. Get out on the trails during a guided hike, or find a cozy corner of the Frick Environmental Center for Tai Chi and family programs. 

Check out our calendar of events →

this month's featured events

A Walk in the Park: Highland Park | January 12

Third Friday Fitness Hike | January 19

Hike with a Naturalist: Winter Tree ID | January 21

Discovery Time: Radical Rodents | January 28

Full Moon Hike | January 31

Crafternoons at the Frick Environmental Center | Tuesdays

Keep Moving! Tai Chi | Sundays


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