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.
Read Governor Wolf's latest mitigation efforts for Pennsylvania.

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

On March 1, 2021, Governor Wolf announced new guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our region.

The latest outdoor gathering guidelines are as follows:

  • The mitigation restrictions announced Monday include a revised maximum occupancy limit of 20% for outdoor events, regardless of venue size.

  • The CDC states that medium-sized outdoor gatherings carry a higher risk of COVID-19 spread, even with social distancing. CDC notes that the more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading, and that the higher the level of community transmission in the area that the gathering is being held, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading during a gathering.

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?