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BUMP IN THE NIGHT IS BACK! 

Registration for Bump in the Night begins TODAY at noon!

Bump in the Night is an annual family friendly event celebrating autumn and all the fun it offers. Children and their adults are invited to join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in Frick Park for an evening of fall activities like hiking, pumpkin picking, and more.

This year, Bump in the Night will occur on the evenings of October 21, 22, 28 and 29. Spots are limited for this annual celebration, so make sure you save your seats today! 

Register for Bump in the Night
 
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WHAT IS A PARK PRESCRIPTION?

Park prescription programs encourage people of all ages and abilities to spend time in nature with the mission to improve their mental health and well-being. Whether your goal is to exercise more frequently outside, spend time as a family in nature, or simply take a few breaths of fresh air each day, park prescription programs can lend you the tools and resources to get outside. 

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and our partners at UPMC Children’s Hospital and Adagio Health are working together to provide educational resources about park prescriptions and the benefits of connecting with nature. 

Visit https://pittsburghparks.org/parks-rx/ to learn more today and stay tuned on social media for more information to come!

 

 Learn about Parks Rx
 
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NEW FUNDING TO SUPPORT ALLEGHENY COMMONS PARK

We're thrilled to announce that the Pennsylvania Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) recently awarded the Parks Conservancy $92,000 to support the Allegheny Commons Park North Promenade Rehabilitation project.

The GTRP allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation, and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open spaces, parks, and beautification projects. 

Special thanks to Senator Wayne Fontana, Representative Aerion Abney, Mayor Ed Gainey, Councilman Bobby Wilson, and our partners in city government for advocating and supporting further funding for this critical park improvement project.

Read about the announcement below! 

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IT'S SPOOKY SEASON! 

Are you ready for a spooky season surprise? On Saturday, October 15, join us for Halloween movies at the Schenley Park Visitor Center. 

Beginning at 11:00 A.M., we will show the beloved movie, "Casper," for families to enjoy. Then, at 8:00 P.M., we invite our park friends (over the age of 18) to enjoy a screening of "Cabin Fever."  

Snacks and drinks are available, but seating is limited! 

RSVP below for the movie of your choice.

Save Your Seat!
 
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THE EMERALD VIEW PARK BLEND IS HERE!

There's no better way to celebrate the changing season than with a fresh cup of coffee!

This fall, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Commonplace Coffee launched their fifth installment of park-inspired coffee blends. This time, we are delighted to unveil a taste of Emerald View Park!

With savory notes of adventure and beauty, we think you'll love this new brew that honors the 15th anniversary of Emerald View officially becoming a regional park.

The Emerald View Park Blend is now available online and at all Commonplace Coffee locations throughout Pittsburgh.

Try a Cup Today!
 
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LONG WEEKENDS: SPOTLIGHT ON FRICK PARK

Covering almost 650 acres, Pittsburgh’s Frick Park holds the distinction of being the city’s largest historic regional park, as it stretches from the edge of the Point Breeze neighborhood all the way south to the edge of the Monongahela River.

The park was made possible by industrialist Henry Clay Frick’s bequest of 151 acres of property to the city. He died in 1919, and the park bearing his name opened to the public eight years later. Today, nearly a century after first welcoming visitors, Frick Park offers an oasis of green space to city dwellers and travelers alike.

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BIRDING PITTSBURGH'S PARKS

This year, Naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin led monthly birding walks through many of Pittsburgh's Parks. Now, only TWO walks remain this season, so don't miss the opportunity to join in on the fun! 

On Monday, October 10, Stephen will lead a morning excursion through Riverview Park! Click here to sign up. 

And on Monday, November 14, his birding series will conclude with a stroll through scenic Emerald View Park. Click here to register.  

Remember, space is limited for these walks, so please make sure you RSVP in advance! 

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EXPLORE FALL PROGRAMS

Between the crisp fall breeze, the changing leaves, and the cozy sweater weather, autumn is one of the best times of year to experience your parks! 

Check out our Fall Programming Guide for a lineup of free programs you can enjoy with your friends and family as we celebrate this beautiful season. We hope to see you soon! 

 Find Fall Fun!
 
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THE GOATS ARE BACK! 

The Allegheny Goastscape Goats are back for their final stay on Clayton Hill in Frick Park!

Goats have traditionally been used to manage the growth of invasive plant species, particularly in the forests of the western states that are prone to wildfires, and to manage grazing lands or rights-of-way for utilities companies. 

Now through October 10, the goats will continue eating invasive species on Clayton Hill, including Bush Honeysuckle, Oriental Bittersweet, Stiltgrass, and Mile-a-Minute. 

Don't miss your chance to stop by and see these hungry helpers!

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SAVE THE DATE: GEARING UP FOR GIVING TUESDAY 

Giving Tuesday 2022 is nearly here, and your parks need your support!

Save the date because Tuesday, November 29, is a day to make DOUBLE the impact when you give a gift to support Pittsburgh’s parks.

Only with your help are the memories and moments made in your parks possible! 

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