Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Parks are here for you.

November 18, 2020

Jill Rubinstein Parks Conservancy Supporter This year has been anything but ordinary. Together, we’ve experienced uncertainty unlike anything we’ve ever seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the uncertainty and unknown,…

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Goats Influence Avian Research in Frick Park

November 10, 2020

Exciting things are happening at Frick Park’s Clayton Hill! In August, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy introduced you to Team Hobo, the herd of 11 goats (and a guard donkey) from Allegheny…

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The Bad Omens

November 4, 2020

By: Lucy Ingram Once upon a time there was a black cat. The black cat was part of the Bad Omens (BA) group. The BA made Halloween fun, exciting, and…

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The Pleasant Creek Singer

November 3, 2020

By: Warren J. Morgan Less than a week ago I was living my routine life, happy and content. My life has always been bland, not bad mind you, I’ve just…

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Dead, but alive.

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 be noticing that big trees…

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Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh’s skyline Saturday

October 9, 2020

MAR 27, 2015  The dark night returns to the city of Pittsburgh tonight.For an hour beginning at 8:30 p.m., more than 100 buildings, sports fields and stadiums, monuments, even Point…

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Parks Are Gyms: Your Guide to Working Out

October 9, 2020

APRIL 17, 2015 BY: PARKS CONSERVANCY STAFF In the parks, we have a whole different approach to working out.Smelly, sweaty gym socks? We’ve got blooming daffodils.Recycled air? How about a cool breeze…

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Star Light, Star Bright: Shining the Stars at Mellon Park Walled Garden

October 9, 2020

MAY 1, 2015 BY: PARKS CONSERVANCY STAFF The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.Carl SaganAll of our volunteers…

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Learners to Leaders: Learning Pathways in the Parks

October 9, 2020

MAY 15, 2015 BY: PARKS CONSERVANCY STAFF What does it mean to be a life-wide learner? How does one travel a learning pathway?Educators talk about moments when students “light up,” or demonstrate…

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Life and Love Celebrated in Schenley Plaza

October 9, 2020

MAY 21, 2015 BY: LAURYN STALTER You might see a flower bed in Schenley Plaza with a plaque in tribute to Jacqueline Reid Gerjuoy among the daffodils that reads, She loved gardens. We…

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