Dead, but alive.

By Alana Wenk | October 29, 2020

Snags and Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) By: Robin Eng, Restoration Gardener As our climate changes and new stressors add to the old, many people might notice that big trees in…

‘Man, Beast, Bird’ fountain, 3 other North Side places win restoration grants

By ehutton@pittsburghparks.org | October 22, 2020

A North Side fountain built to quench the thirst of horses, riders and birds will be restored with a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The commission awarded…

Park Activity Sheets

By Alana Wenk | October 20, 2020

PARK ACTIVITY SHEETS Ammon Park Frick Park – Blue Slide Playground McKinley Park – Lower Arlington Park  Frick Park – Forbes and Braddock McKinley Park – Upper Arsenal Park Frick…

Northeast Fountain Restoration

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

Situated in Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh’s oldest park, the original Northeast Fountain stood for decades as a focal point of the park experience and community pride before its decommissioning after World…

Westinghouse Project

Westinghouse Memorial and Pond

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

Just a short walk from the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center and the entrance to the Steve Faloon Trail stands this impressive memorial to George Westinghouse. A distinctive feature of Schenley Park since its dedication in 1930, the memorial was originally…

Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

The Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center was the second showcase project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The restoration of the century-old structure was completed in 2002. The goal of…

Mellon Square

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

Originally created in 1955 as the first public space built over a parking garage, Mellon Square is a Modernist masterpiece. The completely restored Mellon Square reopened in May 2014, offering a renewed urban oasis for workers,…

Mellon Park Walled Garden

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

Originally a part of the Richard Beatty Mellon Estate, the walkways and fountain of the walled garden at Mellon Park in Shadyside were restored in 2010, along with new plantings,…

Riverview Park Chapel Shelter

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

The Chapel Shelter in Riverview Park closed in 2005, and funds were allocated for its demolition. With the help of the City and additional funders, the Parks Conservancy led an effort to…

Phipps Run

By Alana Wenk | October 19, 2020

At Phipps Run in Schenley Park, a muddy corridor was reconstructed as a new stream bed and trail in 2004. The re-establishment of the stream marked the essential first step…