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september parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. Whether we're planning community hikes, picnics, gardening events, or fitness classes, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can.
Read on for ways to get out in your parks this month!

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pull up a seat at the table, we're reserving your place in the park

You're invited to a celebration of community, local history, and the first-year harvest of the From Slavery to Freedom Garden, growing now at the Frick Environmental Center. Pack a lunch (or find great eats on-site!) and come to A Seat at the Table, Your Place in the Park, a public celebration that includes food, music, and family-friendly activities.

>> Click here for event information.

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shape the future of parks at upcoming public meetings 

Pittsburgh's parks thrive when community members like you take an active part in shaping their future. Partake in conversation on projects in Panther Hollow (Schenley Park) and Allegheny Commons Park at upcoming community events.

>> Click here to register for the Junction Hollow walk-and-talk.

>> Click here to register for the Allegheny Commons workshop.

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experience the park after dark at sustainable sipping

Drink and mingle at one of the greenest buildings around at Sustainable Sipping. Join us this month for beers courtesy of Great Lakes Brewing; a showing of Sustainability Pioneers; discussion with 412 Food Rescue; live music by the Wreckids; and bites from Greek Gourmet.

September Sustainable Sipping is generously presented by The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University. 

>> Get tickets for Sustainable Sipping here.

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you belong here: equity at the frick environmental center

In design and in 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 EQUITY.

The first Living Building that is free and open to all, the Center is a public welcome facility. Built to be human scale, fully accessible classrooms, restrooms, and meeting spaces are open for visitors to learn about the natural world. The building itself enhances the surrounding public parkland.

>> Find upcoming events at the Center here.

this month's featured events

Junction Hollow Walk | September 6

Sustainable SippingSeptember 8

Kids' Days in Schenley Plaza | September 10

Look Closer, Paint Bigger: Banner Making | September 10 & 17

A Seat at the Table, Your Place in the Park | September 16

Four Mile Run Watershed Review Meeting | September 20

August Wilson Park Volunteering + Garden Lesson | September 26

Nature Play Date | September 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, City of Play, farmers' markets, meditation, Tai Chi, Cinema in the Park, and Summer Soul Line Dancing.

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


parks in the news

From Slavery To Freedom Garden: Growing Now At The Frick Environmental Center | Parks Blog

On the Lookout: Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Parks | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Naturalist Educator Talks About Their Love Of Parks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meet Us In Schenley Park To Talk About Green Infrastructure Projects | Parks Blog

Now's The Perfect Time To Support A Special Park Place | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: August Wilson Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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