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Spring is in full swing, so let’s get outside, enjoy that beautiful sunshine and immerse ourselves in all that Pittsburgh’s parks have to offer. Whether you like going for a jog in Frick Park, taking a swim at a local pool, or shooting hoops on your neighborhood court, it’s time to Move a Mile in May!

Our “Move a Mile in May” fundraiser aims to get people outside and active while raising money to restore and maintain the park system. This month, we’re asking YOU to create your own fundraiser on social media and gain supporters as you move your way through May!

Join the MOVEment!
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We're thrilled to announce that Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President & CEO Catherine Qureshi is one of Pittsburgh's Women of Influence!

The Pittsburgh Business Times has selected 27 individuals as Women of Influence award winners -- each making a significant impact on their companies and nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania and through their community service efforts.

Learn More!


We're pleased to report that Lake Elizabeth is ready for another wonderful season! Thank you so much to the dedicated volunteers, our partners at the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cleanways, and of course, to the many sponsors who helped make this event possible, including our presenting sponsor, Pipitone Group and long-time supporter, Mistick Construction. 

Click the link below to check out photos from this awesome event!

What the Muck?! Photo Album


April showers bring May... programs! This year, our Spring Programming Guide is available online, and in your parks, to help you discover more free programs, activities, and events than ever before.

Stop by McKinley Park for a plant walk with community herbalist Annie Fox or enjoy a story hike with your loved ones at Allegheny Commons Park! How about a yoga session at Robert E. Williams Park? No matter what type of activity you love, your parks have something for everyone to enjoy.

Find a Program Near You!
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Spring presents us with opportunities to get outdoors and explore the beauty of nature. Pittsburgh's parks are home to many unique species and creatures, including various birds!

We recently sat down with Brandon McCracken, a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Horticulture and Forestry team member, to discuss accessible birding. Click the link below to read the blog! 

 Read the Blog
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Saturday, May 21 is National Kids to Parks Day — a day to celebrate the joys of nature with your family! The day connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. This year, we're offering a variety of free programs and activities for kids to enjoy in their parks!

Beginning at noon, join us at Schenley Plaza for a story board walk and family-friendly activities. Plus, enjoy a unique performance by Squonk Opera at 4:00 P.M.

Don't Forget to embark on a Nature Play Date at the Frick Environmental Center where your kids will have a place place to build, create, and learn by using natural materials!

 Sign up!
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The Pittsburgh Parks Prescription (Parks Rx) program aims to support the health and wellbeing of children and families by encouraging regular park use and contact with nature. We are delighted to announce that with the support of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Parks Rx program will continue to grow! 

Through DCNR funding, the Parks Conservancy and its partners will have the opportunity to increase sites issuing park prescriptions and and provide training to healthcare professionals, teachers, early childhood educators, and park and recreation professionals.

 Learn More about Parks Rx
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Pittsburgh's parks are the perfect place to explore! But did you know that many of your local parks include unique features, structures, and pieces of history? 

Click the links below to learn about two of our favorites, the Chapel Shelter and landscape at Riverview Park and Oakland’s green oasis — Schenley Plaza!

 Learn about the Riverview Park Chapel Shelter area!
 Explore Schenley Plaza!
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Whether it's your mom, motherly figure, or someone on your mind, let them know that you're thinking of them with a gift of perennial plantings in one of your amazing parks!

Year after year, park perennials bring bold, bright colors to gardens and woodlands. Planted by Parks Conservancy staff and volunteers, park flowers make for unique gifts this Mother's Day.

Gift Perennial Plantings
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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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