Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

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 notice that big trees in…

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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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Parks Prescription: Uniting Public Lands with Public Health

October 9, 2020

JULY 9, 2015 BY: A PARKS PAL Which would you prefer: a day out in the parks, or a day in your doctor’s office?Just like most adults would rather not spend their…

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Take a Tour of the New Frick Environmental Center

October 9, 2020

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 BY: LAURYN STALTER Like the unfolding of a page in a pop-up book, the new Frick Environmental Center has been growing from a flat architectural rendering into a real…

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Parks Educator Takes Pride in Planning Hikes

October 9, 2020

DECEMBER 23, 2015 BY: PARKS CONSERVANCY STAFF This post was originally written and posted by our friends at Venture Outdoors. Check out their blog here!On December 24, Parks Conservancy Naturalist Educator Mike Cornell…

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Panthers in Parks in Pittsburgh

October 9, 2020

MARCH 11, 2016 BY: PITTSBURGH PARKS Follow the ups and downs of Schenley Park’s hilly trails and you’ll come across a multitude of wildlife: squirrels and chipmunks, deer and ducks, and hundreds of other…

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