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

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. 

Walled Garden Fountain

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Westinghouse Memorial and Pond

Westinghouse Project

Chapel Shelter

RVP 2015 RV Riverview Park Chapel Shelter Summer Fall Purple Red White Gray Flowers Trees (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Reynolds Street Gatehouse

FP Frick Park Gatehouse Summer Fall Gray Green Blue Walkers Dog Leash Archway (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center

Image of the front of the Schenley Park Cafe Visitor Center

McKinley Park ‘Chicken Hill’

McKinley Park rain garden

Patricia Rooney Memorial Fountain

The Rooney Memorial Fountain illuminated in the evening.

Phipps Run

PR Phipps Run Corridor (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Park Signage and Trail Restoration

PSTR Park Signage Trail Restoration (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Forbes Avenue Gatehouse

Restored roof of the Frick Park Gatehouse

McKinley Park

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

Highland Park Babbling Brook

HPBB 2015 HP Highland Park Babbling Brook Summer (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Highland Park Entry Garden

HPEG Fountain People (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Seasonal Pools

HPSP Highland Park Seasonal Pools (Jeremy Marshall) HTL

Mellon Park Walled Garden

Mellon Park Walled Garden fountain
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.