Mission and Values The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's historic city parks.

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ABOUT US

A nonprofit organization, the Parks Conservancy has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh since 1998 under an official public interest partnership agreement to restore the city's parks.

To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised more than $130 million for parks and has completed 22 major improvement projects. Currently active in 22 of the city's 165 parks, the Parks Conservancy has expanded into community and neighborhood parks throughout Pittsburgh.


MISSION AND VISION

Improving 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. Wide appreciation and enjoyment of a sustainable park system whose landscapes, facilities and programming set world standards of excellence.


OUR PARTNERS IN THE PARKS

The City of Pittsburgh and its Departments of Public Works and Parks & Recreation - known as CitiParks - cultivate 3,600 acres of parkland over 165 parks. Together, they provide citywide events and festivals, public pools, recreation and senior centers, and innovate programming for children and seniors. We remain committed to enhancing the vision of the "Father of our Parks" Director of Public Works Edward Manning Bigelow, whose efforts first secured such landmark gifts as Highland and Schenley Parks. The City of Pittsburgh is making record investments in these critical places that shape the very fabric of our neighborhoods. For more information about Pittsburgh's CitiParks, visit: CitiParks.net

Allegheny Commons Park with Citiparks Seal and logo overlaid on top.

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.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

YOUR PARKS MATTER

Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.