Pittsburgh Park Conservancy facilities remain closed


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy extended the closure of all of its park facilities and restrooms Friday, despite Allegheny County moving to the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s tiered reopening plan.

While the city parks remain open, all public programming and special events have been postponed.

“The health and safety of our community, employees and volunteers remains our top priority as we continue combating covid-19,” Catherine Qureshi, acting chief operating officer, said in a statement. “As the stay-at-home order for our community is lifted, aggressive mitigation remains. It is vital that park visitors continue to follow recommended safety guidelines when visiting public spaces.”

The closure includes the Frick Environmental Center, the conservancy’s South Side offices, Schenley Plaza maintenance building, Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center and the horticultural and forestry facility.

The Parks Conservancy continues to promote its digital offerings, including interactive videos, creative activities, downloadable park images for Zoom meetings and other resources.

Teghan Simonton is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Teghan at 724-226-4680, tsimonton@triblive.com or via Twitter .