Parks of the World: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

JUL 19, 2016 

World Urban Parks

This year the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy celebrates 20 years and $90 million in park improvements.

For the Conservancy, 2016 brought excitement and great joy, and Meg Cheever, CEO and Founder considers the 20th anniversary offers the perfect occasion to thank all who have been so generous in helping make Pittsburgh’s parks among the best in the world.

While Pittsburgh’s re-invention as a thriving tech, medical, artistic and green city has received major attention in recent years, its industrial past funded some of the nation’s most beautiful parks. The region’s economic hardships in the 80’s and 90’s resulted in limited resources for park upkeep, leading to the formation of the Parks Conservancy. In its 20-year history, the Parks Conservancy has raised over $90 million for Pittsburgh’s parks, making an indelible mark on the city’s landscape... Read the full article