Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

25 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

March 16, 2021
Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Month from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!For decades, April 22 has brought about annual celebrations of our planet across the globe. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, people have…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 7, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we want to thank the generous women throughout Pittsburgh’s history who have helped shape the parks we all know and love.First up: Helen Clay Frick!…

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The First Friday: Heather’s Silver Lining

March 5, 2021
Heather Starr Fiedler on a run in Schenley Park

Heather Starr Fiedler is a loving wife, Mother of the Year, Point Park University professor, and part-time philanthropist. She’s also an avid runner. Like many others, in 2020 Heather found herself…

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Things We Love About Our Parks

March 4, 2021

Over the last year, our family has turned to Pittsburgh’s parks for so many reasons.For a safe escape from our own four walls.For family time.For exercise.For a mental health release.And…

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Step into Spring: Visitor Experience Update

February 23, 2021
A photo of the PNC Carousel in Schenley Plaza.

With Spring right around the corner, we know people will be flocking to the parks. Did you know that spending time outdoors can lower your blood pressure, help you think more clearly and, in general, improve your well-being?

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Step into Spring: Enhance Your Park Visits

February 23, 2021
A man walking through a trail in Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh’s parks have something for everyone! From the rush to visiting a new playground to the thrill of exploring a new trail, parks are fun for people of all ages.

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25 Years of Parks: Celebrating Park Gardens

February 22, 2021
Schenley Plaza Flower Beds in the Summer

As we celebrate 25 years of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, we want to honor your cherished green spaces! Year-after-year, the Parks Conservancy cares for blooming gardens and flower beds across the city.

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Love Your Parks Stories: Tracy Johnson

February 22, 2021

I love so many of Pittsburgh’s parks! The one I sometimes recall with true sentimental fondness, however, is Schenley Park. I did not get to know it well until I had moved back to the city in the early ’90s.

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25 Years of Caring for Your Cherished Green Spaces

February 18, 2021
Schenley Plaza Flower Beds in the Summer

Did you know that the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has a dedicated team of Horticulture and Forestry professionals? The Parks Conservancy’s horticulture and forestry team truly nurtures nature.

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Love Your Parks Stories: Kirstie Mosher

February 17, 2021
Kirstie Mosher, PPC Intern

My name is Kirstie Lynn Mosher, and I am a Master’s student at Carnegie Mellon University, where I’m studying voice and opera performance. Though I am a musician by trade,…

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