Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Schenley Park Research Grove Project

July 14, 2022

If you’ve been in the area of Schenley Park on Frew Street near the Westinghouse Memorial and Pond, you may have noticed the Schenley Park Genetic Tree Research Grove. This…

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Nine Mile Run Trail Improvement Project

July 11, 2022

If you frequent Frick Park’s beautiful wooded trails, you may have found yourself running, walking, or hiking along the Nine Mile Run Trail. This beloved trail is 3.5 miles long…

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Frick Environmental Center Improvement Project

July 11, 2022
Frick Environmental Center at Dusk

If you’ve visited Frick Park in the last few years, you’ve likely noticed the new Frick Environmental Center, one of the Conservatory’s most transformative capital improvement projects. The building, free…

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Schenley Plaza Improvement Project

July 11, 2022
The carousel lit up at night in Schenley Plaza

Looking for a fun afternoon activity in Oakland? What about spending some time in the sun, grabbing a quick bite, participating in a free event, or even riding a carousel?…

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North Promenade Improvement Project

July 1, 2022
A pathway leading to the Patricia Rooney Memorial Fountain in Allegheny Commons Park.

In 2020, we began the North Promenade Rehabilitation Project in Allegheny Commons. In partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Commons Initiative, and the Northside Leadership Conference, the Parks…

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Protecting Nature Through Sustainable Practices

June 30, 2022

This June, the Plastics Collective published new policy recommendations for Southwestern Pennsylvania in regards to single-use plastics. These recommendations are based on a year of research focusing specifically on municipalities in…

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Scientific Literature Review: Environmental Education

June 9, 2022

A recent study conducted by Slippery Rock University found that people from historically marginalized groups may find it difficult to connect to traditional modes of environmental education, because of the…

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Nature and Gaming

May 23, 2022

Bringing E-Parks to Schenley Plaza “Come out. Have fun. Make friends. Play a game. Enjoy music!” That’s Saul’s pitch for the upcoming E-Parks experience on June 17. Saul Wells is the…

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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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