Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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For the Love of Parks

Today is the day -- the first episode of "For the Love of Parks" is available now! 

As you stroll through the parks during this beautiful season, do so while listening to the stories of fellow park travelers, the unique histories behind park spaces, and perspectives from Pittsburgh's local leaders and Parks Conservancy staff. "For the Love of Parks" is an original podcast series created by the Conservancy to commemorate our 25th anniversary. 

Twenty-five years ago, a few dedicated park lovers got together and began their journey to improve Pittsburgh's parks with passion, but not much else. Listen to the first episode now and learn the origin story of the Conservancy and how one woman's idea led to a unique public-interest partnership that changed Pittsburgh in so many positive ways.

The first episode of this original series is available today on all major streaming platforms.

Stream online or visit pittsburghparks.org/podcast to learn more.

Making Your Parks Shine 2021 
Thank You for Celebrating with Us

Last weekend, we hosted our largest public celebration in Parks Conservancy history in honor of our 25th anniversary!

Thanks to our sponsors, partners, vendors, and performers, Making Your Parks Shine was a DAZZLING success! Throughout the weekend, we lit up six park locations with incredible lighting installments from LUXE Creative and celebrated each evening with community members from across the city.

Most importantly, we'd like to thank YOU for coming out to enjoy and celebrate this incredible milestone! 

In case you weren't able to attend (or if you'd like to relive the fun!), check out a few photos from the events by clicking here.
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Bump in the Night is Back

On the weekends of October 22-23 and 29-30, Frick Park will come alive with fall festivities, nature walks, and educational activities for kids and families.

Registration for Bump in the Night opens TODAY at noon, which means it's almost time to reserve your seat! To be in the same group with other family members, make sure they select the same date and time.

Click here to learn more and register!

Thank you once again to Giant Eagle for generously donating pumpkins to this event.

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Park Trees Need Our Help

The Park Tree Fund was created to support the Parks Conservancy’s work to protect and preserve Pittsburgh's urban forest. And the need has never been greater. On average, Pittsburgh loses dozens of trees each day and continues to see acres of tree canopy disappear annually.

With your support, we can take immediate steps to assist in the preservation of native mature trees. Please consider a donation to the Park Tree Fund to help care for existing trees and plant new ones! 

Click here to give a gift today.


Fall Programming Spotlight: #HillYoga

Enjoy the autumn breeze, the swaying trees, and a view of the GORGEOUS cityscape all month long with #HillYoga! Wednesdays in October, #HillYoga will take place in August Wilson Park and Robert E. Williams Park with expert instructor Naomi of Apple Tree Yoga Studio.

For a full listing of #HillYoga dates along with other Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy programming, click here


The Riverview Park Blend is Here

In 2020 and early 2021, Commonplace Coffee crafted two park blends for coffee lovers to enjoy! This fall, we've partnered once again to launch a brand-new coffee in honor of Riverview Park.

The Riverview Park blend features sweet notes of apple, honey, and caramel to encompass the rugged and earthy feel of Riverview Park and all its beauty. Head on over to a Commonplace Coffee location for a cup of the Riverview Park blend, or you can even purchase a bag of your own to brew at home!

Click here to purchase online! 


Painting with Nature

Did you know that you can make beautiful works of art from materials found outside? Painting with nature is a fun, inexpensive, and creative craft to do at home with your little ones.

Conservancy staff members Amber Stacey and Lydia Konecky will help you get started!

Check out the instructional video by clicking here

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Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive species that has once again infiltrated the Pittsburgh region and several of the parks within it. This year, SLFs have been most prevalent in Allegheny Commons Park and Emerald View Park. The SLF feeds on plants such as grapevines, maples, black walnut, birch and willow, damaging or killing them. These plants have proved themselves vital to Pennsylvania's economy and wildlife, therefore we need to find ways to stop the spread of the SLF.

You can join the effort to help stop to the spread by following simple steps such as reporting sightings, inspecting your surroundings before moving about quarantine locations, and complying with the SLF Quarantine Order. 

Learn more about how you can help by clicking here



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