A pathway leading to the Patricia Rooney Memorial Fountain in Allegheny Commons Park.

North Promenade Improvement Project

By Julie Jameson | July 1, 2022

In 2020, we began the North Promenade Rehabilitation Project in Allegheny Commons. In partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Commons Initiative, and the Northside Leadership Conference, the Parks…

Protecting Nature Through Sustainable Practices

By Julie Jameson | June 30, 2022

This June, the Plastics Collective published new policy recommendations for Southwestern Pennsylvania in regards to single-use plastics. These recommendations are based on a year of research focusing specifically on municipalities in…

Walking the healing path

By Julie Jameson | June 15, 2022

Walking the Healing Path is part of our effort to create diverse opportunities for people to compassionately work through their difficult emotions and trauma journeys. “It’s so wonderful to get…

Scientific Literature Review: Environmental Education

By Alana Wenk | June 9, 2022

A recent study conducted by Slippery Rock University found that people from historically marginalized groups may find it difficult to connect to traditional modes of environmental education, because of the…

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to host Juneteenth celebration this weekend

By Julie Jameson | June 6, 2022

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will celebrate the Juneteenth holiday this weekend with a concert and garden tour at Frick Park.Local artists Sierra Sellers and Chandra Rhyme will perform on the…

Nature and Gaming

By Julie Jameson | May 23, 2022

Bringing E-Parks to Schenley Plaza “Come out. Have fun. Make friends. Play a game. Enjoy music!” That’s Saul’s pitch for the upcoming E-Parks experience on June 17. Saul Wells is the…

Who Controls Invasive Species in Pittsburgh Parks? Goats!

By Alana Wenk | May 19, 2022

The grazing animals’ appetite for weeds is helping restore native bird habitat. At Frick Park in Pittsburgh, PA, goats do the landscaping. (Photo courtesy Allegheny GoatScape) A donkey leading a herd…

Guided By Birds: Avian data to guide Clayton Hill restoration

By Julie Jameson | May 10, 2022

This post was written by Robin Eng, Ecological Project Manager for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Forest restoration is a moving target. To measure the impacts and progress of restoration efforts…

PPC Staff member Phil Gruszka

Farewell, Phil

By Alana Wenk | May 5, 2022

Farewell, Phil! Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Director of Horticulture and Forestry to Retire After Two Decades with the Nonprofit  This month, we will say farewell to Phil Gruszka, Director of Horticulture and Forestry…

Pittsburgh Parks Prescription 

By Julie Jameson | April 29, 2022

Improving mental and physical health through nature.  Have you ever noticed that a walk in the park can put you in a better mood? Or perhaps you find that you…