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Catbird by Zach Vaughan

Black Birders Weekend: Saturday Bird Outing – Frick Park

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Photograph by Zach Vaughan Join Naturalist Educator Nyjah Cephas for a guided birding outing to celebrate Black Birders Week! This event is designed for beginner birders and the bird curious…

Catbird by Zach Vaughan

Black Birders Weekend: Sunday Bird Outing – Frick Park

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Photograph by Zach Vaughan Join Naturalist Educator Nyjah Cephas and special guest birder Eric Hall (who has been birding Frick Park for nearly 50 years!) for a guided birding outing…

Schenley Park HTL Panther Hollow Bridge Lake Water Autumn Fall Green Lawn Trees Red Yellow Orange Dried Bold Street Lights Trails Sunny (Melissa McMasters) Edited

Stream Life – Phipps BioBlitz – Phipps Conservatory

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin on a walk to Panther Hollow Run to document stream life as part of the annual Phipps BioBlitz. Get hands-on experience collecting benthic macroinvertebrates and…

Parks on Tap Tour to take over Pittsburgh's Parks Get your free tickets today!

You won't want to miss this pop-up beer garden series happening in your parks! Join us for our Parks on Tap Tour, brought to you by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Eleventh Hour Brewing. Sip on brews while enjoying live music and a variety of food trucks, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the conservancy's mission of restoring Pittsburgh's parks to excellence.

The series kicks off on Sunday, June 30 at the Schenley Park Visitors Center!

Restoring Your Park System to Excellence

Pittsburghers need parks. They're where families create lasting memories together, where people of all ages connect to nature, and where all of us can simply enjoy a breath of fresh air. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress, and provide a natural sanctuary. 

We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?

Our Impact 23 Major Improvement Projects

We help park visitors create a lifetime of memories. Through the fundraising for and restoration of more than 20 iconic spaces and structures. By operating beloved spaces like Schenley Plaza and beautifying community gathering spots like the Highland Park entry garden. Hosting events. Leading research. Offering free programs for 8,000 children and adults a year…and so much more.

$145 MILLION RAISED

277 FREE PROGRAMS ANNUALLY

9,000 TREES & FLOWERS PLANTED ANNUALLY

Parks in the News

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Honored with Pennsylvania Governor’s Award of Environmental Excellence

The nonprofit’s 2023 Young Naturalist program is one of only 22 recipients statewide to receive the prestigious honor in environmental leadership. PITTSBURGH – APRIL 18, 2024 – The Pittsburgh Parks…

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Get Inspired This Arbor Day

The History of Arbor Day  Arbor Day is most often observed on the last Friday of April, coinciding with the best tree planting weather. Its origin in the United States…

Commonplace Coffee Allegheny Commons

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Commonplace Coffee Team Up to Celebrate the City’s Oldest Park

New Blend Celebrates Recent Park Improvements to North Promenade PITTSBURGH – March 19, 2024 – Today, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Commonplace Coffee announced the release of the Allegheny Commons Park…

Educational Programs inspiring the next generation of environmentalists

The future of parks depends on today’s students. Working alongside partners in public and private schools, our full staff of educators engage students through thoughtful park curriculum. Parks Conservancy educational programs not only help students gain a better understanding of the natural world, they encourage young learners to take part in stewardship activities that actively make it better.

Emerald View Park

Stitching together three historic parks, Emerald View Park is the premier place to view Pittsburgh's spectacular skyline.

Frick Park

At 644 acres, Frick Park is Pittsburgh's largest historic regional park.

Highland Park

Pittsburgh's need for a municipal water system brought about the creation of Highland Park in the late 1800s.

Riverview Park

Riverview Park is a jewel of Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Schenley Park

Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park.

Restore Your parks

Your parks depend on friends and neighbors like you. There are many ways to make a difference in the parks — plant a tree, volunteer, enroll in summer camp, buy a season pass to the Schenley Plaza carousel, donate to an upcoming capital project, and many others. Parks have never mattered more to us than they do now. Please consider giving them your support.