The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the city’s four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview and Schenley. The Parks Conservancy, founded in December 1996, was established by a group of Pittsburgh natives that were concerned with the deteriorating conditions of historic parks in the city.
With over $110 million raised for the parks and the completion of 17 major improvement projects, the Parks Conservancy’s vision of providing an appreciation and enjoyment of a sustainable park system with landscapes, and facilities, while providing a programming set world standards of excellence is pretty clear.
With 22 active parks the Parks Conservancy offers programs for children, families, and communities. The Frick Environmental Center building operates as a base for some of those programs. The sustainable center uses water and energy respectfully, discourages waste and encourage proper disposal.
The Parks Conservancy offers many ways for community members to get involved through community events volunteering, Urban Ecostewards, and Pittsburgh Parks RX. Each park offers its own unique service projects. Partnerships with the communities and governments allows for the Parks Conservancy an opportunity to improve the quality of these city parks.
For more information to volunteer and donate go to www.pittsburghparks.org. Not only are you able to sign up for upcoming service events you can also purchase some cool Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy gear!