From farmers markets to face painting, live music to line dancing, our parks are busier than ever.
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june parks news

"Central to the mission of public parks is the idea that
all people — no matter the color of their skin, age,
level, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity — have
access to and feel safe at their local parks."   
-- National Recreation and Park Association

As we step into these first few official days of the Summer season,
we want to thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm
for your local parks. What we do, we do for you. Pittsburgh's
parks are for all of us and we proudly stand by that.

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

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find peace of mind with our new summer program, restorative hikes

Those of us who spend time in nature know of its healing properties. Beginning Saturday, June 15, Restorative Hikes invites you to experience cleansing walks through Frick Park, led by experienced guides in QiGong, Native American storytelling and flute music, and forest therapy.

Click here to register for our first event  →


citizens bank and pittsburgh parks conservancy have partnered to bring you summer at the square

Big things are coming to Mellon Square this season! Citizens Bank and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy have partnered to bring you Summer at the Square, a season-long program at Mellon Square. Throughout the weekdays, you'll be able to enjoy fitness classes, live music, and entertainment -- all free, all Summer.

Click here for more details →


you talked. we listened. here is what we learned from the first round of the parks listening tour

More than 10,000 residents from neighborhoods across the City of Pittsburgh recently participated in the Parks Listening Tour. Phase II of the Listening Tour will detail the plan for increased park funding, improved park safety, and upgraded maintenance and facilities across all Pittsburgh parks, developed with community input.

Click here for more information →


frick park after dark returns for its second event of the season

Join us on Friday, June 14 for our second Frick Park After Dark event. From 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., attendees will enjoy food from the Mac & Gold truck, drinks from Hop Farm Brewing Company, and live music from hunnycomb. Attendees may also bring a small bag of gently-used clothing to participate in a clothing swap with local vendors, Thriftique and Clothes Minded.

Click here to purchase tickets →


learn about solar energy during the annual allegheny solarfest at the frick environmental center

2019 marks the fifth year of the Allegheny SolarFest. Join us at the FEC on Sunday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon of education, activities, food trucks, and live music. Local vendors, Pittsburgh Halal, Pittsburgh Taco, and Millie's Homemade Ice Cream will be there to help fuel you through the electric car show and solar-focused activities.

Click here to register for this free event  →

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the wyep summer music festival is coming back to the plaza on saturday, june 29

The 2019 WYEP 91.3 Summer Music Festival is bringing DeVotchKa, Cautious Clay, Clara Kent, Nevada Color, Elias Khouri, and Pierce Dipner to Schenley Plaza on Saturday, June 29 from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bring your favorite picnic blanket and snacks, and settle in for a day of music and entertainment.

Click here for more event information →


a new kind of party is coming to schenley plaza on friday, september 13

We want you to be the first to know that Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will soon be introducing a new event, Glow in the Park. Glow in the Park is coming to Schenley Plaza on Friday, September 13. Attendees will enjoy a concert from No Bad Juju, quality food and drinks, and a night of entertainment.

More information and ticket-purchasing options to come

upcoming events

Summer Hammock Hangout
Silk tie? $79. Adventure with Dad? Priceless. Join us at the Frick Environmental Center on Sunday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. for our Summer Hammock Hangout event. REI will be on-site to help set up hammocks, XPogo will provide pogo sticks to try out, and Steel City Slackers will show you how to perfect your balance on slacklines. Register here.

Cinema in the Park
Dollar Bank's Cinema in the Park is available at ten different locations. Click here to see a calendar of events per location, then grab your favorite blanket and snacks for an outdoor evening viewing of your favorite family-friendly flicks.

Mah Jongg
Join us every Thursday 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 further 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, a balloon artist, 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.

parks in the news

Increasing Diversity in PA's Parks Starts with Conversation | Keystone Edge
Frick Environmental Center, 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalist | Urban Land Institute
A Look at North Park's Fountain of Youth and the Region's History of Water Features | WESA

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