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october parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning free informative breakfasts, family fall programs, or bringing about new green infrastructure projects, weโ€™re committed to making your life better through vibrant, healthy parks.
Read on for ways to get out in your parks this month!

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what pittsburgh can learn from philly's $500M bet on public spaces for all

A seven-year plan is underway in Philadelphia to remake the city's landscape of civic assets, an effort made possible in large part thanks to a $100 million commitment by the William Penn Foundation. Learn why they chose to make this tremendous investment in public parks - the largest grant in the foundation's history - from Executive Director Shawn McCaney at an upcoming breakfast event.

>> Click here for register for Breakfast Connect on October 27.

Rendering of Junction and Panther Hollow


share your opinion, shape the future of schenley park 

Two projects recommended in the City Wide Green Infrastructure Plan are the restoration of Panther Hollow Lake and recreating a stream through Junction Hollow. Tell us what you think about the concepts for these projects by taking our survey before October 20th.

>> Click here for more information and to take the survey.

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tickets still available for bump in the night 

Bring your little one out to the park to celebrate autumn during our annual Bump in the Night program. Tickets are still available for October 28th - get yours before they're all gobbled up!

>> Get your Bump in the Night tickets here.

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frick environmental center, a gateway to the park

In design and mission, the Frick Environmental Center incorporates seven Living Building categories, or 'petals': place, water, energy, health, materials, equity, beauty. Visit this month for events centered around the theme of PLACE.

Built on the same footprint as the original Center, the new building is a gateway to the park. In addition to operating the Center, the Parks Conservancy works to maintain and enhance the surrounding 115 acres of the Frick Nature Reserve.

>> Learn all about the Center on a guided tour.

this month's featured events

Kids' Days in Schenley Plaza | October 8

Sustainable Sipping | October 13

Mazeroski Day | October 13

Friday the 13th Spook-tacular | October 13

Family Hike with a Naturalist: Fall Fun | October 14

Frick Environmental Center Guided Tour | October 19

Bump in the Night | October 20, 21, 27, 28

August Wilson Park Volunteering + Garden Class | October 21

Breakfast Connect: Philadelphia's $500M Bet on Public Spaces for All | October 27

Join us as a volunteer! Come out for regularly scheduled volunteer events throughout the parks all month long.

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

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your nonprofit partner in the parks. Become a monthly donor to support the parks that you love.