Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Carousel Returns to Schenley Plaza

April 5, 2021
A photo of the PNC Carousel in Schenley Plaza.

Puff the Sea Dragon doesn’t like the cold weather or snow we have here in Pittsburgh, so every winter, he swims his way to a nice warm part of the…

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Working Together to Create a Brighter Pittsburgh Through Green Infrastructure

March 31, 2021
A water source flowing through Frick Park.

In 2020, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy organized and supported five local “watershed task forces” to evaluate the ways green infrastructure improvements in local green spaces can improve the quality of…

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Meet the Visitor Experience Team

March 29, 2021
Visitor Experience Team

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Visitor Experience team works endlessly to ensure that all park visitors enjoy a welcoming, memorable, and fun trip to their favorite park! In the video below,…

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Making an Impact: Parks Conservancy Interns Plan First Annual Plogging 5K

March 23, 2021
Plogging Graphic

Raeanne Heuler and Beth King are passionate about parks and green spaces, which led them to intern at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy! “I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh…

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Beyond the Roots: Tree Plantings

March 22, 2021
Looking up at the green tops of trees.

An interview with Robin Eng, Restoration Gardener  Few things have as many and as a wide-reaching benefits as healthy trees in a community. Achieving these benefits takes dedicated support and…

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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
Two children sitting on a log

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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