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.

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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. 

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Allegheny Commons Park

Northeast Fountain Restoration

Situated in Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh’s oldest park, the original Northeast Fountain stood for decades as a focal point of the park experience and community pride before its decommissioning after World…

Westinghouse Project

Westinghouse Memorial and Pond

Just a short walk from the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center and the entrance to the Steve Faloon Trail stands this impressive memorial to George Westinghouse. A distinctive feature of Schenley Park since its dedication in 1930, the memorial was originally…

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Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center

The Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center was the second showcase project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The restoration of the century-old structure was completed in 2002. The goal of…

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Mellon Square

Originally created in 1955 as the first public space built over a parking garage, Mellon Square is a Modernist masterpiece. The completely restored Mellon Square reopened in May 2014, offering a renewed urban oasis for workers,…

Your Parks Mellon Park

Mellon Park Walled Garden

Originally a part of the Richard Beatty Mellon Estate, the walkways and fountain of the walled garden at Mellon Park in Shadyside were restored in 2010, along with new plantings,…


Riverview Park Chapel Shelter

The Chapel Shelter in Riverview Park closed in 2005, and funds were allocated for its demolition. With the help of the City and additional funders, the Parks Conservancy led an effort to…

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Phipps Run

At Phipps Run in Schenley Park, a muddy corridor was reconstructed as a new stream bed and trail in 2004. The re-establishment of the stream marked the essential first step…

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Park Signage and Trail Restoration

In 2010, the Parks Conservancy and City of Pittsburgh improved almost six miles of trails and installed nearly 100 directional and interpretive signs throughout the, at the time, four regional parks. The…

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McKinley Park

This 79-acre community park is a gathering place for the Beltzhoover neighborhood. With the aid of local government and state funding, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy led the project to restore this important community…

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Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain

Bringing the Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain back to life was another step in restoring the significant historic features of Schenley Park. Restoration of the fountain was necessary because of cracks, staining,…

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.