PARKS ARE BUSTLING
Select a category below to take a deeper dive into the world of Pittsburgh's parks - there's something for everyone!
Save one of these beautiful park shots to your home computer to serve as a desktop or Zoom background, and bring a bit of nature indoors!
Select a photo below that is most representative of what parks mean to you.
- Parks are beautiful.
- Parks are for learning.
- Parks are for Pittsburgh.
- Parks are fun.
- Parks are historic.
- Parks are meaningful.
- Parks are transformative.
- Parks are vital.
Or, you can simply download your favorite park beauty shots!
- Allegheny Commons Park
- Frick Environmental Center
- Highland Park
- Mellon Park
- Northeast Fountain
- Schenley Plaza
- Riverview Park Chapel Shelter
- Westinghouse Memorial
Beautify your Zoom background!
Here's how you can make your favorite park photo your background during your next Zoom call!
Before Joining Meeting
- Open Zoom desktop client
- Click on the gear near the top right corner of the window to open settings
- Select “Virtual Background” from the menu on the left
- Click the + where it says “Choose Virtual Background” and select add image
- Browse to the image that you would like to set as your background.
- Make your coworkers jealous because you get to be in the park!
From Within The Meeting
- Click the up arrow next to the video icon in the bottom left
- Select the virtual background option
- Follow steps 4 and 6 as listed above
OUR PARKS AT WORK
A Living Building
Explore how the Frick Environmental Center, one of the greenest buildings in the world, operates on a daily basis.
Click here to explore!
Parks Are For All
The Parks Conservancy received a mini-grant from the Jewish Federation and Vibrant Pittsburgh to support the production of Pittsburgh Parks Welcome You, a series of five videos featuring members of Pittsburgh’s immigrant and refugee communities welcoming newcomers and non-native English speakers to the city’s parks and introducing these public green spaces as free and accessible to all.
The Future of Pittsburgh
Learn how the Parks Conservancy is creating a more sustainable future for Pittsburgh through equity, trees and water resources with the following virtual tours:
Sights and Sounds
Enjoy your very own virtual film festival by selecting a movie from the various topics below!
HANDS ON GARDEN DESIGN/CREATIVITY
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED AND HIS INFLUENCE
Couldn't tune into one of our live social media segments?
No problem! We have you covered. Check out the live social media sessions that you may have missed below
WE ARE ALL IN. ARE YOU?
Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where fathers can play catch with their sons, couples reconnect, family’s picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.
We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?
Your Parks Matter
Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.