For 20 years, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has been looking after the great Pennsylvania city’s most prestigious parks.
Following the collapse of the steel industry, a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of the city’s historic parks decided to step up, forming the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The conservancy, under an official public-private partnership agreement, focused on the city’s then-four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley.
To date, the conservancy has raised nearly $97 million dollars for park projects, according to Scott Roller, the group’s senior manager of communications. Seventeen projects have been completed, ranging from $19 million for construction of a new environmental center in Frick Park to a half-million dollar renovation of McKinley Park that will begin later this year... Read the full article