COVID-19: Reopening PA

Safely Reopening Pennsylvania:


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is following all local, state, and federal guidelines as we work together to slow the spread of the virus.

As of July 3, 2020, Allegheny County transitioned to the Green Phase of the Reopening Pennsylvania plan. 

The Green Phase eased most restrictions with the continued suspension of the stay at home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.

While this phase facilitates a return to a 'new normal,' public health indicators will continue to be monitored. Orders and restrictions may be adjusted as necessary to ensure the spread of the virus remains at a minimum.

Read Governor Wolf's complete reopening plan for Pennsylvania.

The parks are open and usable during the Green Phase for activities such as running, walking, biking, hiking, and any physical activity that can be safely performed while following proper physical distancing guidelines

On Nov. 18, 2020, Allegheny County officials announced new guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our region. 
The latest guidelines are as follows: 

• Except as otherwise described below, there should be no outdoor social gatherings of more than 20 persons including people from more than one household held outside of private residences (e.g. yards), parks, or recreational spaces or event spaces.

• These limits do not supersede industries that have specified capacity guidelines in place from the Commonwealth; however, a meeting or social event that is outside of normal operations should be within the 10 (indoor) or 20 (outdoor) person limit.

We are continuing to follow state and local guidelines as they relate to indoor and outdoor gathering limits. Learn more. 

Remember to follow physical distancing and other personal health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during your time in the parks.

Also, as stated by Governor Wolf, please wear a mask when you leave your house. Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses. These are illnesses you may not even know you have, and illnesses that can be transmitted even if you are feeling fine.

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?