|New Podcast Episodes are Coming Soon!
We hope you enjoyed the first six episodes of "For the Love of Parks," an original podcast created by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. We are delighted to announce that the next set of episodes will be available in January 2022! What better way to kick off the new year than with stories from your favorite local parks?
In these episodes, you can expect to learn about the history and restoration of Schenley Plaza, the development of the Highland Park Entry Garden, and even catch part two of the Riverview Park story!
Beginning next month, episodes will be released every Monday morning! In the meantime, we encourage you to give the first six episodes another listen to gear up for the new releases.
Stream online or visit pittsburghparks.org/podcast to learn more.
|Pittsburgh Parks Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are among us! This year, give the gift that gives back.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy gift guide offers unique ways you can spread the holiday cheer while giving back to your parks.
Order a piece of Parks Conservancy swag, purchase a family PNC Carousel pass for your loved ones, or create a lasting park legacy by purchasing an engraved Schenley Plaza brick! You can also honor your loved ones in a meaningful way with memorial gift.
View the entire gift guide here.
|Thank you for Supporting your Parks on Giving Tuesday!
November 30 marked an international day of generosity and kindness.
This year on Giving Tuesday, we set a goal to raise $25,000 in honor of our 25th anniversary. We also offered a dollar-for-dollar donation match up to $25,000, thanks to a very generous park donor. We're delighted to announce that we exceeded our goal!
With funds raised from Giving Tuesday, the Parks Conservancy will be able to plant more trees to support the urban forest, provide scholarships to summer programs at the Frick Environmental Center, and lead additional park improvement projects to keep your parks thriving for years to come!
This goal could not have been met without the help of park visitors and supporters like you. To everyone who donated on Giving Tuesday, and to everyone who continues to love and support Pittsburgh's local parks, THANK YOU!
|Share your Thoughts on the Mellon Park Action Plan
Time is running out to provide your feedback!
The Mellon Park Action Team recently presented design concepts for the improvement of Mellon Park. Now, they are giving the Pittsburgh community the opportunity to weigh in on these preliminary designs. This means that YOU have the power to decide what improvements you want to see in the park, but time is running out to complete the survey!
The survey is only open for a limited time, so please complete it today and share this message with your friends, family, and fellow Mellon Park visitors! Please feel free to send any questions, comments, or concerns to Brandon Riley (email@example.com).
Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Mellon Park Action Plan!
Click here to complete the survey.
|Happy Birthday to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!
On December 17, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy OFFICIALLY turns 25 years old!
We've had a spectacular year celebrating this incredible milestone with our park friends near and far. It's thanks to the ongoing support and dedication from each partner, volunteer, supporter, and park visitor that we've been able to accomplish so much the past two and a half decades. Cheers to the next 25 years!
|Shop 412 x Pittsburgh Parks... Season 2!
A new seasonal collection of Shop 412 x Pittsburgh Parks apparel is available now!
Launched on November 5, this new collection celebrated the autumn season and the breathtaking fall foliage that exists in Pittsburgh's parks.
The line includes two pullover hoodies, a Parisian Market Tote, and gardening gloves, all branded with the iconic Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy logo... with a leafy twist! A percentage of proceeds from the fall collection will benefit the Conservancy's Park Tree Fund, which helps to support our work in planting and protecting trees in Pittsburgh's local parks.
Click here to shop while supplies last!
|Then and Now - Cheers to the Westinghouse Memorial!
At the heart of Schenley Park lies the Westinghouse Memorial and Pond, a beautiful greenspace full of wildlife and dedicated to American entrepreneur and engineer, George Westinghouse.
Dedicated to Westinghouse in 1930, the memorial was originally financed by small donations from over 55,000 Westinghouse employees. More than 80 years later, the structure was well overdue for restoration. The final project was unveiled in October 2016 with a reconstructed pond and revitalized ecosystem, new stone pathways, and a variety of green infrastructure. The memorial itself had been cleaned and restored to its original glory for a space that will continue to encompass history, art, and natural beauty.
You can learn more about how this incredible space was restored in Episode Five of "For the Love of Parks." Click here to listen.
"I discovered Riverview Park a few months after I moved here in the late summer of 2020. My niece and I hike her several times a week and it never gets old. I tend to favor the trails on the Perrysville side as there seems to be less people there and more wildlife. It's been fun to see the park change in the seasons." - Laura B.
We'd love to hear how you enjoy your parks! You can submit your Positively Parks story by tagging us on social media, sending us a DM, or emailing your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.