Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Better Parks. Stronger Communities.

MAKING YOUR PARKS SHINE

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, on the evenings of October 1 and 2, 2021, the Parks Conservancy in partnership with LUXE Creative will install dramatic, dynamic lighting installations at six park locations across the City of Pittsburgh.

Known as “Making Your Parks Shine,” all six park spaces will be lit for both nights as we bring the sites to life with live local music and food trucks during one of the evenings. These celebrations will be free and open to the public.

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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 22 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.

Plan a visit Discover the parks in your area

Pittsburgh’s parks have something for everyone. Miles of hiking and biking trails, acres of green space, restaurants, and playgrounds of all shapes and sizes. Concerts, dancing, movies, a golf course, Kids Days, adult programming. Even lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!) on a carousel! Well, a tiger and plenty of horses on the carousel. No matter your interest, you’ll find it in Pittsburgh’s parks.

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.

Educational Programs our educators engage students

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.

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.