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january parks news

Friend, Pittsburgh's parks have turned into a winter wonderland overnight! Jump into winter and the new year by getting outside to take hikes and build snowpeople, or by finding a cozy place to enjoy a cup of cocoa. However you enjoy the season, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in your parks in January. 

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thank you for your incredible generosity in 2016

As a non-profit organization, our work wouldn't be possible without the support of park pals like you. In 2016, more than 2,000 incredible donors supported the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy! Donors like you bring to life projects like the completely rebuilt Frick Environmental Center, the reimagined August Wilson Park, and the renewed Westinghouse Memorial.

Thank you for your support!

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start the new year right...with parks!

Did you resolve to meet new people, stay active, or discover new things in 2017? Parks are the perfect place to achieve your New Year's resolution. Click the link below to get inspired to explore and grow this month. 

>>Click here for 5 ways to enjoy your parks in winter

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learn about and give input on two green infrastructure projects this month

Stormwater is a significant issue facing our city. A solution that makes our city healthier and more beautiful is green infrastructure like tree plantings and rain gardens.

Learn about and give your input on two sizable green infrastructure projects coming to Schenley and McKinley parks. Join us at two upcoming community meetings. 

>>Click here to register for the McKinley Park meeting

>>Click here to register for the Four Mile Run/Schenley Park meeting

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20th anniversary spotlight: mary schenley memorial fountain

We're celebrating 20 years! Each month we're highlighting incredible park monuments, projects or spaces that we've gotten to work on over the years.

Created to honor Mary Schenley's gift of land in 1889 that would become Schenley Park, the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain was described after its dedication in 1918 as "a happy combination of poetry and passion.” After significant decline, the fountain was restored in 2008. Enlarged green space around the fountain and nighttime illumination set off the bronze sculpture and granite basin; reduced impervious pavement improved stormwater absorption; and aligned paths improved ease of access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

happening in january

Discovery Time: Animals in Winter | January 14

Citiparks Mascot SkateJanuary 14

Hike with a Naturalist: Winter Streams & WaterfallsJanuary 22

Four Mile Run Watershed Community MeetingJanuary 24

Chicken Hill Project Community Meeting | January 25

Urban EcoSteward Winter Gathering | January 26

see the full calendar

parks in the news

Innovative Community Celebrations In An Urban Green Space | National Recreation and Parks Association Magazine

Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends: Bird Gangs In Pittsburgh's Parks | Parks Blog

Planning Ahead: Important New Research Shows Impact of Asian Longhorned Beetle on Pittsburgh's Parks | Parks Blog

Celebrating 20: A Look At Two Decades Of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Projects In Your Parks | Parks Blog

Shop Our Online Gift Guide And Skip The Mall Madness | Parks Blog

One For The History Books: An Extraordinary Year For Pittsburgh's Parks | Parks Blog