Park Projects In addition to youth and adult programming, maintenance, fundraising, and a host of other activities on behalf of the parks, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy works in close partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, other government entities, local foundations, and the community on major park improvement projects.

Current Projects

Frick Environmental Center Sensory Classroom

Nature Discovery Space

Baxter Park Improvement Plan

Baxter Park

McKinley Park Community Grove

McKinley Grove

Mellon Park Pathways and Lighting Improvements

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Valley Refuge Shelter Improvements

Valley Refuge Shelter

Hays Woods

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Bigbee Field Pollinator Meadow  

Grass, steps, and meadow area of Emerald View Park

Flagstaff Hill Woodland Garden

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Schenley Park Research Grove

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Past Projects

Featured Park Project

Frick Environmental Center

The Frick Environmental Center is a welcome facility, education hub, and gateway to Frick Park. Free and open to all, this cutting-edge facility enhances visitor experience and inspires learners to discover one of Pittsburgh’s largest parks.

A project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, the Frick Environmental Center is a certified Living Building that has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. 

August Wilson Park

August Wilson Park Summer 2016 Playground Blue Sky Person 3 (Jeremy Marshall)

Forbes Avenue Gatehouse

Restored roof of the Frick Park Gatehouse

Hartzell Monument

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Highland Park Babbling Brook

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Highland Park Entry Garden

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Highland Park Seasonal Pools

HPSP Highland Park Seasonal Pools (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain

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McKinley Park

MCKP McKinley Park After PPC Capital Projects 2015 MKP McKinley Park 1 Summer Fall People (Jeremy Marshall) HTL (2)

McKinley Park ‘Chicken Hill’

McKinley Park rain garden

Mellon Park Action Plan

Mellon Park Map

Mellon Park Walled Garden

Mellon Park Walled Garden fountain

Mellon Park Walled Garden Fountain

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Mellon Square

PPC Capital Projects 2015 MSQ Mellon Square Summer Fall White Gray Green Blue Building Bird's Eye View Triangle (Jeremy Marshall) VTL

Nine Mile Run Trail Repair

Wooden path with trees and grass

North Promenade Project

A pathway leading to the Patricia Rooney Memorial Fountain in Allegheny Commons Park.
Featured Park Project

Schenley Plaza

Operated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Plaza is located between the Carnegie and Hillman Libraries, the Cathedral of Learning, and the Frick Fine Arts Building. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, this much-loved community greenspace attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, providing gathering places, entertainment, and a grand entrance to Schenley Park.

Make a Difference

Your Parks Matter

Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.