Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

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Website: https://www.pittsburghparks.org/


 45 South 23rd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in December 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh’s historic city parks.

A nonprofit organization, the Parks Conservancy has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh since 1998 under an official public interest partnership agreement to restore the city’s parks.

To date, the Parks Conservancy has raised nearly $131 million for parks and has completed 22 major improvement projects. Currently active in 22 of the city’s 165 parks, the Parks Conservancy has expanded into community and neighborhood parks throughout Pittsburgh.

Our Mission

Improving quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community. Projects and programs are conducted with respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region.

Our Vision

Wide appreciation and enjoyment of a sustainable park system whose landscapes, facilities and programming set world standards of excellence.


For a list of our digital programming, visit: https://www.pittsburghparks.org/digital-education

For our response to COVID-19 and what we’re doing to keep you safe, visit: https://www.pittsburghparks.org/covid19

Re-opening Date: 

All Parks Conservancy facilities and offices remain closed at this time. Capital improvement projects may now resume, including the rehabilitation of the North Promenade in Allegheny Commons Park.

It’s vital that in the Green Phase park users continue to follow all safety guidelines, such as physical distancing and masking when visiting public spaces. Aggressive mitigation activity will remain until Pennsylvania enters the ‘new normal’ of reopening.

Please note, public restrooms maintained by the Parks Conservancy are closed. These include restrooms at the Frick Environmental Center, Schenley Plaza, and Schenley Visitor Center.

Regarding the Parks Conservancy’s re-opening and next steps, we are still evaluating our own timeline, but we look forward to sharing more updates soon.