PARKS WORK HARD
Parks create safe havens where children can play and learn, serve as inclusive community spaces, and support health and wellness.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy realizes the need and deprivation that the parks system faced for many years. As a result, the Parks Conservancy has raised $126 million dollars for Pittsburgh's parks and programs since its inception in 1996.
The Parks Conservancy continues this mission every day by working to provide environmental education programs to Pittsburgh's youth, offer free events for families and people of all ages, and take action against problems that have plagued Pittsburgh for years, such as the current storm water system, by investing in green infrastructure.
Parks make a difference. They belong to the people, are free, and are the most democratic spaces in a community.
The Parks Conservancy believes in creating a more equitable parks system for all people to enjoy.
Park equity is about providing opportunities for every Pittsburgher to learn and have fun. Every year, the Parks Conservancy provides hundreds of free and low-cost classes and public programs that engage tens of thousands of people every year across our parks.
One of the Parks Conservancy's most equitable projects to date is the Frick Environmental Center, which has become a beacon of inclusivity that welcomes all Pittsburghers.
Gender-neutral, public restrooms that are open to the neighborhood until 11:00 pm afford everyone, including the housing insecure, the dignity of access to clean water and privacy on their own terms.
Together, we can continue to build upon this success to create a better Pittsburgh.