THE PARKS CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH
This month, the Parks Conservancy is offering a line up of immersive activities for the whole family to enjoy at various parks throughout the city every Saturday. Let your love for Mother Earth grow while partaking in nature walks, story times, face painting, and more. The series kicked off in Westinghouse Park and continues throughout the month in Allegheny Commons Park, McKinley Park, Schenley Plaza, and August Wilson Park. All events are free, and registration is encouraged for some events.
Earth Month is generously sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.
GET YOUR HATS READY FOR THE PNC PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY SPRING HAT LUNCHEON
Celebrate the 25th-annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon on Saturday, May 6 in beautiful and historic Frick Park. This year, we’re tipping our hats to more than two decades of progress in Pittsburgh’s parks and honoring the event’s 25-year history.
As the Parks Conservancy’s most vital fundraising event of the year, the Luncheon sets the stage for the restoration and maintenance that can be accomplished in our parks each year. Join us for an afternoon of elegant fashion and a delicious menu, catered by Common Plea Catering.
SPRING PROGRAMS HAVE ARRIVED
Spring has officially sprung, which means our naturalist educators and visitor experience staff have a new and expansive line up of engaging outdoor programs for you to enjoy. This April and May, put on your binoculars for birding in the parks, get messy with nature play dates, let your imagination soar during story times, enjoy a walking meditation with forest bathing, or learn about mushrooms at our Western PA Mushroom Club Meeting. Don’t miss your chance to go outside with us as the weather warms!
DUQUESNE LIGHT & THE BUHL FOUNDATION INVEST IN PITTSBURGH'S OLDEST PUBLIC PARK
Since 2015, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has collaborated with the City of Pittsburgh, local organizations, and the Northside community to restore and activate Pittsburgh's oldest public park: Allegheny Commons.
And now, thanks to a $1M grant from Duquesne Light Company (DLC) and a $100,000 gift from The Buhl Foundation, more upgrades and renewal projects are slated to begin. The Parks Conservancy – in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh, community organizations, and project partners – will embark on the next phase of construction on the North Promenade in historic Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside.
The new phase of construction, which will stretch from Federal Street toward the George Washington Monument, is scheduled to begin this summer and will build on the progress from the first phase completed in 2021, thanks to a recent investment from two generous local organizations.
Learn more about the second phase of the Allegheny Commons North Promenade project and how you can further support this project by clicking on the button below.
PHIL GRUSZKA RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL TREE VIDEO SERIES
For more than 20 years, the Park Conservancy has led critical and robust tree research projects to protect the urban tree canopy and improve the health of park trees. From testing historically significant trees and their contemporary replacements for genetic diversity and developing protocols for managing those historical collections to maximize biodiversity, the Parks Conservancy is an industry leader in this space.
Take a deep dive into five significant tree research projects led by the Parks Conservancy and how the findings will positively impact future generations.
This video series is made possible thanks to The Margaret Ritchie R. Battle Family Charitable Fund.
SOWING AN EQUITABLE FUTURE
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is proud to share its 2022 Annual Report, showcasing all that we’ve accomplished throughout the year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
Catch up with our President and CEO, Catherine Qureshi, explore our community impact by the numbers, take a deep dive into our most recent capital projects, and learn more about the ways the Parks Conservancy improves the quality of life of every Pittsburgher through the creation of safe, clean, and beautiful park spaces.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PARKS THROUGH A TASTY COLLABORATION
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has teamed up with Millie’s Handmade Ice Cream to offer an “Out of this World” flavor in honor of Earth Month! Throughout the month, visit any Millie’s Scoop Shop to get a taste of this special collaboration, and a percentage of the proceeds will support the Parks Conservancy’s environmental education programs. Be sure to get a scoop before it’s gone! Pints are also available at Giant Eagle and Market District locations.
PARKS CONSERVANCY PLANNING TEAM TO HOST PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
The Parks Conservancy's efforts to design the Frick Environmental Center's Outdoor Sensory Classroom, a first of its kind project in a Pittsburgh park, continues with additional opportunities for the public to share input. Public meetings will occur virtually on April 18 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and April 19 (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) and in-person at the Frick Environmental Center on April 23 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.). These meetings will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more and weigh-in about the project's preferred design plan, sensory elements, materials, and amenities and ask questions. Sign-up for a session below to participate.
What happens on your street when it rains too hard? Join one of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) upcoming “Stormwater Conversations!" The PWSA will host a series of six community workshops to gather feedback and address stormwater challenges head on. Recognizing that everyone learns and receives information differently, the PWSA has designed the workshops to be engaging and interactive. Learn more and share your perspective with the PWSA team.