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.

Updated May 31, 2021

As of May 31, 2021, all Pennsylvania COVID-19 mitigation orders have been lifted with the exception of the universal mask mandate. Please click here to learn more on the PA Department of Health website.

Updated May 10, 2021

Governor Wolf announced that event and gathering maximum occupancy limits will be increased to 50 percent for indoor events and gatherings and 75 percent for outdoor events and gatherings effective Monday, May 17.

Updated April 27, 2021

The CDC issued new guidance that fully vaccinated individuals can now safely do the following without wearing a mask:

  • Walking, running, hiking or biking outdoors alone or with members of their household

  • Attending small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated family and friends

  • Attending small outdoor gatherings with a mixture of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people

  • Dining at outdoor restaurants with friends from multiple households.

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.

Pittsburghers need parks. They're where families create lasting memories together, where people of all ages connect to nature, and where all of us can simply enjoy a breath of fresh air. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress, and provide a natural sanctuary.

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