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When you give to the parks, you bring Pittsburgh's past into the future. Read how your support makes a difference in the latest donor newsletter. Read it here. 

Let's Talk About Parks: Flowering Trees


Soon we will be treated to the sight of flowering trees showing off their blooms. Get insider's tips on where to find flowering trees in the latest Let's Talk About Parks feature.

Spring, Happiness and mister rogers


To celebrate the first day of Spring, Mister Rogers’ birthday, and the International Day of Happiness, we've put together some of our most smile-inducing photos. Find them here and submit your own to media@pittsburghparks.org!

the switch to solar is on at the new Environmental Center


The new Frick Environmental Center has been selected from one of almost 200 projects to receive funding for solar, thanks to Green Mountain Energy's Sun Club. Read more here.

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. Visit the Online Facility Reservations website here.

what's the word in homewood? buzzword!


One word at a time, we’re working with Buzzword Pittsburgh and the Homewood community to bring the outdoors and all of the wonderful words that describe it to area youth. Find out more here.

Discovering STEM in the parks


Parks Conservancy education programs work with 20 schools and 43 classes, reaching about 1,000 students each year. These programs teach STEM to students in Pittsburgh's biggest classrooms. Read more here.

Let's Talk About Parks: Lichen


A hike through any woodland will lead you past many familiar forms of plant life — trees, flowers, grasses, bushes, weeds and perhaps even mushrooms. But did you know there is another growing thing you may have missed? Read more about lichens in the parks 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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