Programs Your parks are our classrooms.

Learn | Explore | Grow

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of healthy habitats and ecosystems, and the relationship between humans and nature.

We believe that parks provide unlimited opportunities for scientific inquiry, observation, wonder, creativity, exploration, and learning.

Healthy, Active, and Green
From Slavery to Freedom Garden

To promote understanding of the African Diaspora, the Heinz History Center and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy collaborated to create the From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center. The From Slavery to Freedom Garden showcases plants used for food and medicinal purposes -- some found in woodlands and fields along the journey to freedom, others cultivated in home gardens of free people of color.

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special accommodations

To speak with someone about special accommodation needs for Parks Conservancy events, please contact us at (412) 586-4576. Please note that we will do our best to provide accommodations; minimum of one-week notice needed for special accommodation considerations.