Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Notes From Your Gardener: Wildlife in the Gardens

October 8, 2020

MAY 8, 2020 BY: ROBIN ENG, RESTORATION GARDENER  While we enjoy gardens for their beautiful blooms, attractive foliage, and fragrant blossoms, a variety of other animals enjoy these spaces too! When out working in the parks it’s not…

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Volunteering in Pittsburgh’s Parks | SAP

October 8, 2020

My green thumb game isn’t strong by any stretch. I don’t have a yard, much less flowerbeds wrapped around a  yard. I don’t wake up at dawn to unspool the…

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The Environmental Education Imperative

October 8, 2020

This quote by Albert Einstein embodies several of the key components of environmental education including awareness and sensitivity; knowledge and understanding; attitudes of concern; skills and participation according to the…

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Nine Ways to Get Your Kids Exploring Nature — Anywhere!

October 8, 2020

Parks are not only some of the very best playgrounds, but also amazing classrooms. By observing, touching, smelling and hearing the natural world, kids (and adults!) are learning, sometimes without…

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Taking in Nature Together

October 8, 2020

My 8-year-old daughter and I gathered about 50 sticks and piled them up in the little hut my husband had built out of fallen tree limbs for her and her…

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Emerald View Park Gardens

September 29, 2020

Emerald View Park was established in 2005. It joined preexisting park spaces with the wooded hillside that has 11 miles of hiking trails . The park has several informal garden spaces at entrances to hiking trails.

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Chapel Shelter Gardens

September 29, 2020

The Chapel Shelter and gardens restoration was completed in 2008. The Chapel Shelter dates back to 1894 and was originally located at the corner of Perrysville and Riverview Avenues as Watson Presbyterian Church.

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August Wilson Park Garden

September 29, 2020

Cliffside Park was created in 1975 and was renamed August Wilson Park in 2016, the official opening was in spring of that year. Many improvements were brought to this community park in the Hill District.

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April 10, 2018

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