Preservation Pittsburgh Launches Parks Initiative

JUL 2, 2018 

Preservation PIttsburgh

Historic Park Postcards


In partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, Preservation Pittsburgh is leading an initiative to list Pittsburgh’s historic regional parks in the National Register of Historic Places. Currently only Schenley Park (listed 1985) holds the distinction. Pittsburgh's parks are the jewels of our city as each represents a unique piece of our shared history. Our mission is for Frick ParkHighland Park, & Riverview Park to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places by 2020.

The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.  Each park will take approximately one year to list, a process that includes researching its history, establishing its historical significance, adjudication before the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board, and official listing by the National Parks Service. 

There will be a public meeting Monday, August 20th at 5:30pm in the Frick Environment Center about the first step of the initiative, listing Frick Park. RSVP Here

Pittsburgh’s parks are treasures that should be preserved in every way.  Without the foresight of some of the city’s founding figures in some cases a hundred years ago, many of these parks would not exist.  Pittsburgh’s parks are steeped in history and recognizing these parks on the National Register of Historic Places is an honor.

- Jayne Miller, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President and CEO

Learn more about the parks, their status, and the project