PITTSBURGH – SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 – The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy released its Fall Programming Guide, which includes a full schedule of free and ticketed activities across the City of Pittsburgh. The unique variety of programs encourages Pittsburghers to get outdoors, exercise in nature, and engage in family-friendly neighborhood events.

Organized by park location and activity type, the Fall Programming Guide includes events hosted by the Parks Conservancy, the City of Pittsburgh, and community partners. The activities will occur in Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside, the Frick Environmental Center in the East End, Schenley Park and Schenley Plaza in Oakland, August Wilson Park in the Hill District, Mellon Square downtown, and several other neighborhood parks.

According to Catherine Qureshi, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit has diversified the variety of programs offered to parkgoers this fall to cater to the unique needs of Pittsburgh’s vibrant neighborhoods.  

“The release of the Fall Programming Guide is an opportunity for Pittsburghers of all ages to discover the wonders of nature through immersive programs that are truly curated for everyone to enjoy,” Qureshi said. “From Stewardship Days in Hays Woods to the annual ‘Bump in the Night’ festivities at the Frick Environmental Center to the beloved Kids Days in Schenley Plaza, the Parks Conservancy is thrilled to bring back old favorites and introduce new activities that were desired by the community.” 

Some events will feature health and wellness-focused programs that cater to all skill levels. Family-friendly programming will occur in September and October, including a monthly ‘Kid’s Day’ in Schenley Plaza, movie nights, concerts, and educational events such as story time.  

In addition, there will be numerous stewardship opportunities in Pittsburgh’s newest park, Hays Woods, which includes invasive species removal, litter picking, and trail maintenance.

To access the Fall Programming Guide and a full list of events, visit pittsburghparks.org.


Contact: Alana Wenk                                                    
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy                                        

About Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy:  
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh’s historic city parks. A non-profit organization, the Parks Conservancy works closely with the City of Pittsburgh under an official public-private partnership agreement to restore and improve the city’s park system to its full potential. To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised more than $145 million and completed 23 major park improvement projects. The Parks Conservancy works with thousands of volunteers, hosts hundreds of events, and provides programming for more than 7,500 children annually.