Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

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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Plugging Into Parks: Help Us Shape This App For Outdoor Learning

October 9, 2020

APRIL 1, 2016 BY: LAURYN STALTER Parks are incredible places for families to explore and learn together. With your help, we’re hoping to get more Pittsburgh families in parks to learn through a…

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Cliffside Park To Be Renamed August Wilson Park

October 9, 2020

APRIL 22, 2016 BY: LAURYN STALTER “Life’s got its own rhythm. It don’t always go along with your rhythm. It don’t always be what you think it’s gonna be.”– Ruby, King Hedley IIThe…

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Know Your Native Wildflowers: Trillium

October 9, 2020

MAY 11, 2016 BY: SCOTT ROLLER Think about numbers in nature for a second.  Most animals have two ears, four legs. A dogwood blossom has four petals, while the eastern spring beauty…

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It’s Official: A 660-Acre Gift Will Become Pittsburgh’s Newest And Biggest Park

October 9, 2020

JULY 8, 2016 BY: LAURYN STALTER This week, history has been made in Pittsburgh. Thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift, approximately 660 acres of lush greenspace will become Pittsburgh’s newest and biggest park!THE…

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A Treasure In The Historic Hill District: August Wilson Park Now Open

October 9, 2020

JULY 29, 2016 BY: A PARKS PAL It’s a place on a cliff with breathtaking views of Pittsburgh landmarks – the Allegheny River, the Strip District, the 16th Street Bridge and the old…

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Have You Herd? Goats A Smart Solution To A Serious Park Problem

October 9, 2020

AUGUST 18, 2016 BY: LAURYN STALTER There’s a landscaping crew working around the clock in Pittsburgh’s parks and greenways, clearing hill and hollow of pesky invasive plants. This crew — a dozen goats…

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Explore The Panther Hollow Watershed On This Self-Guided Tour

October 9, 2020

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 BY: A PARKS PAL The Schenley Park that you know today has changed tremendously throughout history. Land development has caused a ripple effect throughout Schenley Park and the Panther Hollow Watershed. Stormwater that…

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