MISSION AND IMPACT
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.
The Parks Conservancy is committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with the government and the community. Projects and programs are conducted with respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region. The Parks Conservancy has a broad appreciation and enjoyment of a sustainable park system whose landscapes, facilities, and programming set world standards of excellence.
To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised nearly $145 million and completed 23 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.