The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy works in close partnership with government and the community on major park improvement projects. Critical to the Parks Conservancy's work on these projects is respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region.
To date, the Parks Conservancy has completed 20 major improvement projects.
Allegheny Commons Park
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is overseeing the design and construction of the $2.5 million restoration of Allegheny Commons Northeast Fountain.
Frick Environmental Center
A cutting-edge building, the doors of the new Frick Environmental Center opened to the public on September 10th, 2016.
From the time of its construction in 1955, Mellon Square remained the green heart of Downtown Pittsburgh despite a lack of maintenance and deteriorating conditions around the turn of the 21st Century.
Four Mile Run & Panther Hollow Watersheds
For over a decade, restoration of this key ecological area in Pittsburgh has been taking place.
Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center
The Parks Conservancy converted a dilapidated former park shelter into the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center in 2001.
Phipps Run Stream Corridor
Phipps Run is Schenley Park's woodland and wetland area that begins at the top of Panther Hollow near Carnegie Mellon University and leads to Panther Hollow Lake, marking the high point of the watershed.
Trail and Signage Project
The completion of the trail and signage project has been an invaluable asset to the region’s park users.
The first major project in McKinley Park revitalized the park's entrance in the Beltzhoover neighborhood, reconnecting the 78.5-acre park to its users and its community.
Perhaps our most dramatic project to date was the transformation of the five-acre Schenley Plaza from a parking lot into a park entrance.
Highland Park Seasonal Pools
In 2006, the Parks Conservancy and the City Department of Pittsburgh’s Public Works began the creation of a wetland habitat along Washington Boulevard in Highland Park.
Riverview Park Chapel Shelter
The restoration of the Riverview Park Chapel Shelter, now the most requested shelter in the city parks, was completed in June 2008.
Highland Park Entry Garden
In 2005, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Highland Park community returned this grand park entrance back into a neighborhood treasure.
Mellon Park Walled Garden
Originally part of the Richard Beatty Mellon estate, the Mellon Park Walled Garden has become a beloved public gathering place.
The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy are jointly leading a project to create the concept design for Heth's Run -- a sizable swath of Highland Park.