See what's happening in your parks this month
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february parks news

Friend, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is your non-profit partner in the parks. From winter tree care and green infrastructure to bird-themed education programs, we’re committed to making your life better in all the ways healthy, vibrant parks can. Read on to see what's going on in your parks this month!

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we have great gifts for the person you dig

Want to show someone awesome how much you dig them this Valentine's Day? Our online gift guide has something unique that will keep parks growing.

>> Find Valentine's Day gifts here.

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mark your calendar: summer camp registration opens soon

This warm weather has us thinking about summer! Registration for our popular summer camps opens to the public on Tuesday, February 21st.

>> See how you can unlock early camp registration here.

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bird's the word at the frick environmental center

People are flocking to the Frick Environmental Center to celebrate February's theme: birds! Take part in free, family-friendly events about birds this month.

>> See the full list of events here.

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incredible support shown for green first plan

Thanks to you, we mailed an incredible 369 letters to PWSA in support of the City-Wide Green First Plan! You sent a message that you want a green infrastructure plan that manages stormwater, improves our parks and communities, and beautifies our city.

>> Read more the Green First Plan here.

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park project spotlight: phipps run

Phipps Run is Schenley Park's woodland and wetland area that begins near CMU and leads to Panther Hollow Lake. Its reestablishment was the essential first step in renewing the ecological health of the entire area. This project redirected upper Phipps Run to its original stream bed, built water basins along its path to control the flow of stormwater runoff, and established a streamside trail. 

happening in february

Buzzword Free Family Events: Talk & Play Series | February 9 & 16

Full Moon Hike: Owl ProwlFebruary 1 (sold out!)

Hike with a Naturalist: Winter Birds & AdaptationsFebruary 12

Buzzword Free Family Event: Make & PlayFebruary 14

Citiparks' Valentines on Ice | February 14

Great Backyard Bird Count | February 18

Happy Hour Fundraiser at The Porch at Schenley | February 21

Frick Environmental Center Docent Training | February 22

Schenley Park Volunteer Sweeps | February 25

Live Bird Demonstration & Owl Pellet Dissection | February 25


parks in the news

Let's Talk About Parks: Snow Secrets | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Snow What If It's Cold Out? 5 Ways To Enjoy Your Parks In Winter | Parks Blog

Let's Talk About Parks: Winter Coats | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Action Alert: Speak Up For Green Infrastructure, Support The Green First Plan | Parks Blog

PWSA's Precautionary Water Advisory Is Part Of A Bigger Water Story | Parks Blog

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