Press Coverage

Learn more about the Parks Conservancy's work with this archive of media coverage.

30 Years: Pittsburgh's greenspace grows, becomes more accessible, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 20, 2013)

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy honored with 2013 National Partnership Award, Edible Allegheny (October/November, 2013)

Nonprofit, city team for green center at Frick Park, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 7, 2012)

Two city parks slated for improvements, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 13, 2012)

Restoration plans in works for local parks, KDKA (April 12, 2012)

Spring weather: Confusing asparagus, peaches and even squirrels, Los Angeles Time (March 31, 2012)

Mellon Square gets attention in $8 million update
, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 14, 2011)

Pittsburgh's ash, oak trees expected to die off, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 27, 2011)

EcoStewards find ways to keep earth from sliding away, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 7, 2011) 

Plan to plant: Nonprofits, city to set counteroffensive to tree threats, Pop City (February 16, 2011)

Ash borers' arrival sounds death knell for Pittsburgh trees, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (January 19, 2011)

Parks are the answer: Help us prove it, Journal of Physical Activity & Health (January 2011) 

'Learning cloud' to brighten minds in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (December 20, 2010)

Parks and green space: feeling the love, Pop City (October 13, 2010) 

Pittsburgh parks renovation project nears end, KDKA (September 27, 2010)

$3.8M in improvements to Pittsburgh parks' trails celebrated, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (September 27, 2010)

5.8 miles of trail repairs to be unveiled, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 27, 2010)

Grable Foundation grants $50,000 to help the High School Urban EcoSteward Program grow, Pop City (August 11, 2010) 

Oakland's Schenley Plaza marks one millionth visitor, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (July 12, 2010)

Maintenance foundation of givers' new philosophy, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 20, 2010)

Hidden during the day, artwork transforms Mellon Park at night, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 4, 2010)

Park procedures work, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 3, 2010)

Oak wilt fungus threatens region, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 3, 2010)

Six Degrees of Vegetation - Keeping our trees and plants hardy and hale, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 23, 2010)

Munch goes to the Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 6, 2010)

Spring Hat Luncheon held at Highland Park, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 4, 2010)

Hats off to Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's Spring Hat Luncheon, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 3, 2010)

$3 million to upgrade trails in Pittsburgh's parks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 30, 2010)

Effort to save trees takes root, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 13, 2010) 

Trails in city parks to receive $3 million in improvements, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (January 29, 2010)

Restoration of historic Mellon Square, Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks (First Quarter 2010)

Audio tour shines spotlight on Mellon Square history, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (November 23, 2009)

Celebrating Pittsburgh's modern landscapes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 28, 2009)

Parks Conservancy breaks ground on system-wide trail and signage improvement, Pop City (October 28, 2009)

Improvements being made to local parks due to federal grant, KDKA (October 27, 2009)

$4 million face-lift of Pittsburgh's parks underway, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (October 27, 2009) 

Parking lot to park: Schenley Plaza wins international award, Pop City (October 21, 2009)

Hill District to revitalize green spaces and river views, Pop City (September 2, 2009)

California artist making his mark on Hill District with 2 commissions, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 31, 2009)

Jump around, City Paper (August 27, 2009) 

Newsmaker: Marijke Hecht, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (August 19, 2009)

Mellon Park garden gets $500K makeover, public artwork, Pop City (July 22, 2009)

Enjoy art, history and refreshment with Pittsburgh's many fountains, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (July 13, 2009) 

Children's Carousel Tea benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 2, 2009)

'Parks Are Free' campaign launched, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 1, 2009)

City web site lists free summer activities, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 1, 2009)

'Parks Are Free' initiative calls neighbors to use Pittsburgh parks, (June 1, 2009)

Colorful circus tent will embrace Children's Carousel Tea, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 28, 2009)

Buc home runs to benefit city parks, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 7, 2009) 

The Spring Hat Luncheon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 5, 2009)

Spring Hat Luncheon, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 4, 2009)

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy receives historic preservation award, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 20, 2009)

Artist brings the stars to earth for memorial at Mellon Park Walled Garden, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 2, 2009)

Artist chosen for Mellon Park memorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 2, 2009)

Oakland's Schenley Plaza springing to life, The Pitt News (March 23, 2009)

Meg Cheever and the restoration of our fabulous city parks, Pop City (March 18, 2009)

Eco-volunteers help curb spread of invasive plants, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 22, 2009)

Asia Tea House Receives 2008 Best of Pittsburgh Award, U.S. Local Business Association (December 1, 2008)

Madcap Masquerade benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (November 1, 2008)

Governor Rendell, First Lady recognize seven distinguished daughters of Pennsylvania, MarketWatch (October 8, 2008)

City's parks offer urban relief, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (September 21, 2008)

City parks convention draws 500 visitors here, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 20, 2008)

Oakland gets As, Beaver County Times (July 6, 2008)

A perfect 10, New Pittsburgh Courier (June 26, 2008)

Riverview Park's shelter rededicated with emphasis on history, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 8, 2008)

Raves: Schenley Plaza - the urban eden in Oakland's heart, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 30, 2008)

Tea brings giving spirit to smaller set, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 28, 2008)

Two-year, $1.2 million renovation of Riverview Park's Chapel Shelter complete, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 13, 2008)

Spring Hat Luncheon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 10, 2008)

Steps leading to Panther Hollow fixed, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 1, 2008)

Crowning Glory, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (May 7, 2007)

$1.5M still isn't enough to rebuild Frick Environmental Center, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (March 15, 2007)

City, county parks aim toward joint work, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Nov. 10, 2006)

Shelter getting $1.1M makeover, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (November 8, 2006)

Atria's coming to Schenley Plaza, Pop City (October 18, 2006)

A park for the people, Pop City (September 7, 2006)

Munch goes to Schenley Plaza, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 22, 2006)

Parking lot to become paradise at Schenley Plaza, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 4, 2006)

Schenley Plaza goes green, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (June 1, 2006)

Parking lot to park: $10 million Schenley Plaza restores and reinvents Pittsburgh’s village green, Pop City (May 31, 2006)

A plaza's return, Pittsburgh City Paper (May 18, 2006)

City's regional parks offer secluded escape, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 9, 2005)

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Facts and Figures

Founded: 1996
Amount raised: $66 million
Acres stewarded: 1,700 +
Capital Projects completed: 13

2013 by the numbers
Trees and shrubs planted: 1,300
Volunteers: 1,570
Volunteer hours
: 5,498

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