COVID-19: Impact

Parks Make an Impact: COVID-19 Global Pandemic...

Now more than ever, people all around the world are leaning on the parks to help them cope during these unprecedented times.

Read about the recent coverage of the impact of parks during COVID-19 in the Parks Conservancy Newsroom. 

Parks Press Releases

Parks Blog

Connecting to Nature During COVID-19

Read about how Frick Park user, Jill, leaned on the parks for support. Learn more.

'Upcycled' Crafts and Nature Art 

Read how to use natural objects and recycled materials in creative craft projects. Learn more.

Parks are Where I Find My Spark

Read about how one park user is safely keeping active in her neighborhood park. Learn more.

Parks are Essential

Read about how local parent, Brea Schmidt, is leaning on parks and green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Summer Days in Pittsburgh's Parks

Read about how the Schmidt family is safely navigating its way through Pittsburgh's parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Taking in Nature Together 

Read about how nature can help bring people together during times of uncertainty. Learn more.

Your Parks are here for you.

Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where fathers can play catch with their sons, couples reconnect, family’s picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.

We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?