Press Release Archive

Local Groups to Scale and Rappel Slopes While Cleaning Up Emerald View Park

April 12, 2021

Experienced rock climbers and mountaineers from the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group will use their climbing skills and equipment to rappel from the Overlook at Grandview Avenue and Maple Terrace to safely remove litter that has accumulated on the steep slopes of Mount Washington over the past year.

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to Host ‘What the Muck?!’ Cleanup for Lake Elizabeth

April 8, 2021

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and city of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) are thrilled to announce the return of ‘What the Muck?,’ the multi-day clean-up effort organized each spring for Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside. Volunteers will remove organic material — including ‘byproducts’ of the park’s sizeable goose population — and other debris that collects at the bottom of the lake throughout the year.

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Announces Earth Day Programming

April 8, 2021

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has announced a full schedule of safe in-person and virtual Earth Day events throughout April. The free programming will encourage Pittsburghers to get outdoors and do their part to leave the environment better than they found it.

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Westinghouse Park Earns Historic Designation

April 8, 2021
Westinghouse Park Entrance

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy announced today that it will assist the City of Pittsburgh and several local organizations in developing a master plan for Westinghouse Park, the well-loved but unpolished gem at the heart of city’s Point Breeze North community. The park’s 10-plus acres of open space connect the community with its neighbors in Homewood and Point Breeze and draws visitors from across the City.

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Commonplace Coffee Releases Schenley Park Blend

March 29, 2021

PITTSBURGH – MARCH 23, 2021 – The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Commonplace Coffee have announced the launch of the Schenley Park Blend, the second release in a series celebrating Pittsburgh’s…

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