July events include Frick Park After Dark, a full moon hike, a new hiking program, and more! Read on for more information.
photo by zakiyyah madyun

july parks news

To explore the dozens of events coming to your local parks
this month, read below. Click here to explore our events calendar.

parks listening tour II: the parks plan is in motion now

Join us at an upcoming meeting to learn more about the Parks Plan. More than 10,000 residents from neighborhoods across the City of Pittsburgh participated in the Parks Listening Tour. Phase II of the Listening Tour details the plans for improved park safety, increased park funding, and upgraded maintenance and facilities across all Pittsburgh parks, developed with community input. Meetings are free and open to all, though registration is required. Childcare is provided for free during select meetings.

Click here for more information and to register for an event near you →

frick park after dark welcomes arsenal cider house and vox lumina to its july event

Join us tomorrow, Friday, July 12 for our third Frick Park After Dark event. From 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., attendees will enjoy food from Billu's Indian Grill and live music by Sierra Sellers. Drinks for this event have been generously donated by Arsenal Cider House. Attendees should bring a yoga mat to participate in a session of sound bath meditation with Vox Lumina.

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photo by keeley teslik

summer at the square continues in mellon square

Summer at the Square programming, presented by Citizens Bank, continues! Join us throughout your week in Mellon Square for free sessions of Tai Chi on Tuesdays, yoga on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays, and farmers markets on Fridays.

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deepen your connection to the natural world with a full moon hike

Join us this upcoming Tuesday, July 16, at the Frick Environmental Center at 9:30 p.m. for an hour-long hike by the light of the moon. This relaxing hike is designed to connect participants to nature's cycles and the seasonal phenomena that come with each new month.

Click here to learn more about this free program →

photo by ilan sherman

success of restorative hikes inspires creation of new hiking program in allegheny commons park

When we created the Restorative Hikes program, which takes place once per month in Frick Park, we aimed for 15 registrants per event. To our delight, interest in the first event more than tripled that number! Inspired by the enthusiastic public response, we created an additional hiking program in Allegheny Commons Park, Meet Me at the Fountain. While still in development, these hikes will take place on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (Photo by Ilan Sherman)

Click here to learn more about this free program →

start off your august on the right foot with a naturalist-led hike

On the first Friday of every month, you can enjoy a free naturalist-led hike through Frick Park, made possible with the generous support of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Each hike offers a particular theme. The theme of the August 2 hike is "Making the Most of the Sun." Hikes are designed for those ages 50+ though all are welcome.

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photo by renee rosensteel

let's go fishing receives grant to continue bringing skills and enjoyment to youth

Let's Go Fishing events occur every Saturday through August 31 at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Certified fishing skills instructors provide skills training, fishing equipment, and bait to youth ages 5-15 years. The program, created by Rev. Spencer Simon, recently received a grant from Awesome Pittsburgh to continue bringing skills, enjoyment, and time spent in nature to youth.

Click here to learn more or to register for free →

upcoming events

Mah Jongg
Join us on select Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Schenley Plaza for games of Mah Jongg. To learn more about the game or to get involved with Pittsburgh Mah Jongg, follow this link.

Kids' Day
Visit us in Schenley Plaza for free activities for children (and children at heart!) under the tent. Activities include face painting, balloon artists, lawn games, special guests and performers, and free rides on the PNC Carousel. The next Kids' Day event is on Sunday, July 14 from noon - 4:00 p.m. Register for this free event here.

2019 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
This 10-day event will close with a bang! Enjoy racing and car shows on both Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Schenley Park. For more information, visit this link.

parks in the news

Pittsburgh Plans Women's World Cup Watch Party in Schenley Plaza | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Grant Strengthens Student Life with Play | West Liberty University
Urban Fishing Group Gets Funding Grant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On Tackling Pittsburgh's Stormwater Crisis | Next Pittsburgh
A Trust Fund for Pittsburgh's Parks? You May Be Voting for it This Fall | Next Pittsburgh
Improving Pittsburgh's Parks Won't Be Easy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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