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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
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Parks Conservancy to Kick Off
‘Summer at the Square Presented by Citizens’
WHAT: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, City of Pittsburgh, Citizens, and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership kick off a summer of fun in Mellon Square!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Remarks from representatives of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, City of Pittsburgh, Citizens, and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – “Larger than life” games and activities, food specials, and live music
Catherine Qureshi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, will be on-site for interviews.
WHERE: Mellon Square Park, Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
WHY: After being closed during 2020 due to the pandemic, the Parks Conservancy is thrilled to bring Mellon Square Park back to life alongside Citizens and our partners at the City and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
New for 2021, a section of Mellon Square has been transformed into an outdoor, alfresco café in partnership with downtown Pittsburgh restaurants and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. This includes bistro tables, chairs, string lights, planters and more. Monthly happy hours and food specials will be offered to support local, downtown-based restaurants recovering from the pandemic. ‘Summer at the Square Presented by Citizens.’ Is made possible with the support of Citizens and several local partners. Programming will be provided in the park from June through September 2021.
About Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy:
Now celebrating its 25th year, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh’s historic city parks. A non-profit organization, the Parks Conservancy works closely with the City of Pittsburgh under an official public-private partnership agreement to restore and improve the city’s park system to its full potential. To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised more than $130 million and completed 22 major park improvement projects. The Parks Conservancy works with thousands of volunteers, hosts hundreds of events, and provides programming for more than 7,500 children annually.