Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Naturalist Educator Mike Cornell will lead the third annual all-ages Christmas Eve nature hike in Frick Park. He will meet the crowd of 25+ nature lovers at the Blue Slide Playground at the entrance to Frick Park at noon on December 24th. Juncos, cardinals, hawks, chickadees, squirrels, and various trees and other plants that are at their best in the winter season will be the focus, although this year’s unusually warm weather will likely bring out the unexpected, too.
The hike will start at the Blue Slide Playground, and wind through Frick Park for approximately 90 minutes.
The hike was started three years ago as a way to bring his own family together in the great outdoors, and as word spread of the great holiday outdoor experience, the hike was opened up to everyone. “Whether it’s warm or cold, getting everyone outside creates memories like nothing else can,” said Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Naturalist Mike Cornell. “There are amazing things to see and experience together in nature no matter what the season.”
WHAT: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Christmas Eve all-ages nature hike in Frick Park.
WHEN: Thursday, December 24th 12 noon
WHERE: Blue Slide Playground at entrance to Frick Park (Google map search term “Blue Slide Frick Park”; click here for google map) On-site event contact is Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Mike Cornell 412-841-8610.]
Registration is required for this event.
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 nonprofit 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. Originally including Highland, Schenley, Frick, and Riverview Parks, the scope of the Park Conservancy’s work now includes a focus on community parks including Allegheny Commons, Arsenal Park, Cliffside Park, McKinley Park, and Mellon Park.To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised $86 million toward park improvements. The Parks Conservancy works with thousands of volunteers annually, stewards over 1,700 acres, and has completed 14 major park improvement projects.