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Get in touch to make your year-end gift


Much of the Parks Conservancy staff has a modified schedule during the holiday season, but our development team is available to assist you with your year-end gift. If you have questions about making a year-end gift or gift guide purchase, please contact Kathleen Gaines by email or by calling 412-682-7275 x213. Thank you for your generous support and Happy Holidays!

Fun with Stats: What You Accomplished This Year


It’s tough telling the world all that you mighty parks volunteers accomplish. This year, rather than just telling, we're showing. See what we mean by visiting the blog here.

mellon square recognized nationally


Huffington Post lauds Mellon Square restoration, naming the project to a national list of notable landscape architecture developments of 2014. Read the article here.

Blog: Commemorative Tree Plantings


Any reason to celebrate is a reason to plant a tree. Read our latest blog, all about the special occasions that we share at tree plantings in the parks. Read it here.

Let's Talk About Parks: Squirrels


Pittsburgh’s urban parks are quiet in the winter, but there is one woodland creature that seems to be always on the move. Learn more about squirrels in the parks in this bi-monthly series. Click here to learn more.

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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