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Great Race Trail Detours


Planning on walking through Frick Park to get to Great Race starting line? Trail detours are in effect. Follow trail signs that say “to Beechwood Boulevard” and allow extra time. Check out the map detours here.

art in the parks photo contest


The parks are art. Share a winning photo of art in the park for a chance to win prizes! Click here for details.

Environmental Center Project Updates


Demolition of the old Frick Environmental Center is now complete! Find updates on this project here.

panther hollow project updates


We've been doing major green infrastructure updates in Schenley Park through the Panther Hollow Watershed restoration. Read more about this innovative project here.

fall volunteer days posted


Dedicated and passionate community members keep Pittsburgh's parks looking lovely. Have a hand in helping the parks, sign up as a volunteer! Click here for information and registration.

Event and Shelter Rentals


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is happy to help you plan a special event at Schenley Plaza. Click here for more informationTo reserve shelters and pavilions throughout the parks, please contact the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works at 412-255-2370 or check out the City's shelter rental site


train with the urban ecostewards


Get the skills to spot the Asian Longhorn Beetle and fall invasives and learn how to plant native plants at upcoming Urban EcoSteward trainings. Trainings are free and open to the public, but please register here.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy works to improve quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community. Projects and programs are conducted with respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region.

If you see a problem or are concerned about an issue in any of our city's parks, please contact the Mayor's 311 hotline.
Featured Project

Panther Hollow Watershed

This 300-acre, historic watershed includes parts of Squirrel Hill, Oakland and Schenley Park. Restoration of the watershed includes major green infrastructure elements to be installed in 2014. Read more.

Frick Environmental Center

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, has begun construction of the new Frick Environmental Center. Read more.

Mellon Square

Opened in 1955, Mellon Square was one of the first parks ever to be built atop a parking garage. After a $10 million renovation, this historic park has been reopened to the public. Read more.

Mellon Park

Mellon Park’s Walled Garden has been restored and replanted in memory of Ann Katharine Seamans. A public art component brings the night sky to earth with “stars” embedded in the lawn. Read more.

Cliffside Park

The Parks Conservancy is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh and Hill House Association to renovate Cliffside Park, featuring a scenic overlook and new playground in this community park. Read more.

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