Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Guided By Birds: Avian data to guide Clayton Hill restoration

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…

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Farewell, Phil

May 5, 2022
PPC Staff member Phil Gruszka

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…

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Pittsburgh Parks Prescription 

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…

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Let’s Move a Mile in May!

April 28, 2022

Ready. Set. MOVE! Spring is in full swing, so let’s get outside, enjoy that beautiful sunshine and immerse ourselves in all that Pittsburgh’s parks have to offer. Whether you like…

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Projects in the Parks | Riverview Park Chapel Shelter Area

April 25, 2022
Riverview Park Chapel Shelter

Since our humble beginnings in 1996, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has completed more than 22 capital improvement projects across Pittsburgh’s park system.   From the restoration of the Reynolds Street Gatehouse…

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Birdability

March 31, 2022
Photo Credit: Doug Greenberg, Magee Marsh Boardwalk, Ohio

Spring presents us with opportunities to get outdoors and explore the beauty of nature. Pittsburgh’s parks are home to many unique species and creatures, including various birds! We recently sat down…

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Spring into Parks this Year!

March 28, 2022

Your guide to park adventures this season. The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, and signs of spring are making their way through the city. It’s time to start getting…

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy launches restoration project for Flagstaff Hill

March 11, 2022

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy launches restoration project for Flagstaff Hill  Justin Vellucci  March 10, 2022 Phil Gruszka is too young to remember the tiers of azaleas that lined Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill…

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An Ode to the Fern Hollow Bridge

March 7, 2022

The Fern Hollow Bridge was loved and honored by Pittsburgh residents and beyond.In the days following the bridge’s collapse, stories and memories were shared by countless Pittsburghers, extending their sympathy…

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A Note from Your Gardener: Digging into Spring

March 2, 2022

This blog post was written by Jaci Bruschi, Gardener at the Pittsburgh Parks ConservancyAs the garden spaces mature, observations are made… What performs well? What gets browsed by deer, rabbits,…

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