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march in the parks


What's going on in the parks this month? A new partnership in Pittsburgh's older park, a new home for Eat'n Park at the Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center, events in Homewood, the Arsenal and Leslie Parks Master Plan, and much more. Read all about what's going on here.

Let's Talk About Parks: Large Animal Tracks


Take a hike in the Nine Mile Run watershed and chances are you will come across a variety of large animal tracks along its snowy trails. Learn about large animal tracking in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

blog: spotlight on mary schenley


More than 125 years since the City acquired the land for Schenley Park, Pittsburghers are still talking about Mary Schenley. Read more here.

25 Ways to Celebrate Your Galentines and Valentines


Whether you’re celebrating your Valentine, Galentine, or really anyone that you enjoy, we’ve compiled a list of date ideas — platonic or romantic! — that will knock your next park adventure, well, out of the park. Read more here.

the voice: how your support grows the parks


With your support, Pittsburgh's parks constantly change for the better. Read the latest edition of The Voice, all about how supporters are making change in the parks that you love. Read it here.

Let's Talk About Parks: Small Animal Tracks


Snowy weather can be a great time to spot small animal tracks, giving us a glimpse inside the creatures’ often unknown lives. Read more in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

Park Shelter Permits Now Online


The City of Pittsburgh has launched a new Online Facility Reservations website, enabling residents to apply and pay for park shelters online starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 10:00am. Visit the Online Facility Reservations website here.

carnegie science center award


Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Director of Education Marijke Hecht has been named as the recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Science Center Award in the Leadership in STEM Education category. Read the media advisory 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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