Latest Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Stories

2010-10-05 08:33:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is partnering with Pirates Charities on Wednesday, October 13 to mark the 50(th) anniversary of Bill Mazeroski's home run that made the Pittsburgh Pirates the 1960 World Series Champions. The day will begin at 11:45 a.m. with a public unveiling of a sidewalk plaque honoring Mazeroski for his walk-off home run. The ceremony will take place near the old Forbes Field wall at the intersection of Schenley and...

2010-04-16 08:30:00

City's "Jewel" Demonstrates Transformative Power of Public Realm BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit's Campus Martius Park, a 2.5-acre thriving green space created from a desolate downtown parcel, has received national recognition as the first-ever winner of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award. The award for the park, unique in a city more often characterized by hardship than success, was based on a competition to recognize an outstanding...

2008-09-24 00:00:16

By Matthew Santoni The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $1 million in grants Monday to improve trails and bridges in Pittsburgh parks and to help complete the bike trail to the nation's capital. Half of the grant money will go toward the $2.5 million bridge carrying the Great Allegheny Passage trail over a rail line in Duquesne, bringing the Regional Trail Corp. 1.3 miles closer to completing the trail between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. With the grant...

2008-09-23 00:00:18

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $1 million in grants for restoring trails and bridges in Pittsburgh's four major parks, planting thousands of trees and adding to the bike trail connecting Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will get $250,000 to restore trails and improve signs in Frick, Highland, Schenley and Riverview Parks. Another $250,000 will go to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's "Treevitalize" program aimed at...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today said the state will invest $1 million to enhance parks, plant trees and improve trails in the Pittsburgh region. The money will be awarded to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the City of Pittsburgh for TreeVitalize, and the Regional Trail Corp. for the Great Allegheny Passage. "As we work to address the impact of global warming, our urban areas offer...

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