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Stewardship Days- August Wilson Park

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pitch in a hand and join us for a Stewardship Day in August Wilson Park in the Hill District! Help us beautify your parks by participating in tasks such as…

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Forest Bathing – Riverview Park

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a certified guide for a forest bathing walk in Riverview Park. This slow and welcoming walk in the forest is suitable for all physical conditions. You’ll be guided through…

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Frick Environmental Center Tour

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn more about green building, sustainability, and Pittsburgh history on a tour of the Frick Environmental Center! As a LEED Platinum and Living Building Certified building, the Frick Environmental Center…

get ready for a spectacular dance party Inaugural Glow in the Park event to light up schenley plaza

Join us on Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., at Schenley Plaza for an enchanting evening. As the newest addition to the Parks Conservancy's lineup, Glow in the Park promises an unforgettable night filled with wonder and excitement. Dance beneath the radiant glow of lights in one of Pittsburgh's most iconic park locations. Indulge in a delightful strolling dinner and groove to the beats of DJ Digital Dave.

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 next pop-up takes place on Saturday, July 20 in Allegheny Commons Park!

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 Unveils First-Ever Glow in the Park Event in Schenley Plaza

The nonprofit will illuminate the night while benefiting the city’s cherished public parks. PITTSBURGH – JULY 10, 2024 – The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy today announced that tickets for its first-ever Glow in…

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Enriches Environmental Education Programs with Grant from the PPG Foundation

  The PPG Foundation’s Generous Donation Ignites Exciting New Opportunities in Youth Environmental Education, Empowering Flagship Program  PITTSBURGH – JUNE 17, 2024 - The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy today announced that it was awarded…

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Brews up Fun and Funds with New Beer Garden Series in City Parks

The nonprofit teams up with Eleventh Hour Brewing to bring a collaborative series to four local greenspaces and unveils a brand new craft brew. PITTSBURGH – JUNE 6, 2024 - The Pittsburgh Parks…

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.