Park Use In Western PA Increases


People are going to the park more these days according a report by Google.

Several Western Pennsylvania counties saw an increase in people going to the park from July 12 through August 23 in comparison to an established baseline:

Allegheny County +135%
Beaver County +157%
Erie County +235%
Washington County +139%
Westmoreland +174%

“This Labor Day, access to safe outdoor spaces is as important as ever. As we’ve all adjusted to this new way of life with COVID-19 throughout the past several months, parks and green spaces have remained open and accessible, and proven themselves to be essential public amenities,” said Catherine Qureshi, chief operating officer, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. “We are proud that during the pandemic, city parks have become trusted places for people to support their physical and mental well-being.”