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Impact of Meadows in our Parks
In our May blog post we shared details about the positive impact of meadows on our region. This post will help you learn more about their effects on stormwater management, erosion control, the healthy habitats they create for birds, bees and other animals and more! Read our blog!

Park 'til Dark & Pour at the Park South Park Recap


This year's Park 'til Dark and Pour at the Park events were a huge success, even with the day's rain. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered, and supported these important events! Learn more about the events in our event recap and be sure and check out the pictures from the day on our Facebook!
Project Updates
Crown Castle Tree Planting

On May 4th, Crown Castle Inc., as part of its Connected by Good partnership, volunteered to plant 185 restoration trees and shrubs in South Park. The day was kicked off with a ceremonial tree planting led by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, ACPF Executive Director Joey-Linn Ulrich, External Affairs Manager for Crown Castle, Renee Morales, and County Representative Tom Duerr. Crown Castle also provided a generous grant to cover the cost of the trees and supplies. Learn more!
Nevin Shelter Ribbon Cutting

On May 19th, we unveiled the newly restored Nevin Shelter in South Park with a ribbon cutting. Learn more in this TribLive article or check out the news coverage from KDKA.
Picnic Table at Nevin Shelter

This customized picnic table was handcrafted using the wood from a 250 year old oak tree that fell during a storm in nearby Edgeworth. It is stunning and absolutely worth a visit to go and see! Thank you to the donors who made it possible: Anne and Dave Oyler, the Paul Riis Legacy Volunteers and the Friends of South Park.
North Park Riparian Tree Planting

On May 25th, we partnered with EQT, your Allegheny County Park Rangers and Tree Pittsburgh to plant 300 trees along the North Fork Pine Creek riparian buffer zone. Learn more about our ongoing project along Pine Creek in North Park!
Events
Twilight Picnic for the Parks
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Hartwood Acres Park
Stay tuned for your invitation!
Park 'til Dark & Pour at the Park | North Park
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 7:30am - 8:30pm
Registration and ticket sales will open August 28th
In the Parks
Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures Presents
Christian Cooper
Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up. Cooper's book, Better Living Through Learning, tells the story of his extraordinary life leading up to the now-infamous incident in Central Park and shows how birding prepared him to be a gay, Black man in America today. Learn more about his story on Thursday June 15th at 6:00 pm at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. Get your ticket now!

Harrison Hills Purple Martin Program
If you have visited Harrison Hills Park, you've certainly seen the Purple Martin houses near the Environmental Learning Center (ELC). Local expert, Ken Kostka, will give a talk about these amazing birds and the importance of the colony that migrates to Harrison Hills each summer. RSVP is required. Register Now to attend on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 am at the ELC!

Give Back to Your Parks by Volunteering at Latodami Nature Center!
Join Latodami Naturalists for recurring drop-in workdays at the Latodami Nature Center! Located in North Park, the Nature Center covers approximately 250 acres and includes a field, forest, pond, wetland and stream habitats with a series of nature trails and a historic barn. If you have been wanting to volunteer, this is for you! Volunteers meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:00-7:00 pm and the 1st Friday of every month from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Learn more!
June Park Ranger Calendar
Learn more and register for the events listed below HERE!
Explore: Meadows in the Park
June 10, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Boyce Park
Den Shelter Parking Area

June 11, 10:00-11:30 am
Harrison Hills Park
Rachel Carson Shelter

June 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
White Oak
Off-Leash Dog Park Parking Area

Explore the Environmental Learning Center
June 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
Harrison Hills
Environmental Learning Center

Guided Hike: Animal Habitats
June 17, 1:00-3:00 pm
Deer Lakes Park
Anglers Shelter

June 17, 1:00-3:00 pm
South Park
Grant Shelter

June 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
North Park
Basketball Court Parking Area

Guided Hike: Beaver Habitat
June 25, 9:00-11:00 am
Settlers Cabin
Panhandle Connector Trailhead

Guided Walk: Sculpture Garden
June 10, 10:00-1:00 am
Hartwood Acres
Mansion Parking Lot
Park After Dark: Fascinating Fireflies
June 24, 8:00-10:00 pm
Boyce Park
Tanglewood Shelter

June 24, 8:00-10:00 pm
Hartwood Acres
Middle Road Parking Lot

June 28, 8:00-10:00 pm
Round Hill
Harmony House

June 30, 8:00-10:00 pm
Deer Lakes Park
Carp 1 Shelter

June 30, 8:00-10:00 pm
White Oak Park
Magnolia Shelter

Junior Ranger: Snake Encounter
June 7, 5:30-6:30 pm
North Park
Avalon Shelter

June 14, 5:30-6:30 pm
Round Hill
Harmony House

Volunteer: Invasive Removal
June 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
Harrison Hills
Lower ELC Parking Area

Volunteer: Trail Project
June 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
South Park
Wave Pool Parking Area

Ways to Support
Celebrate the summer weather this June by donating to our Tree Program
Our Tree Program, which was introduced in 2020, helps to fund our ongoing efforts to improve your parks' ecology by increasing our county's declining tree canopy. The Tree Program offers park lovers the opportunity to participate as partners who value our region by enhancing their parks with native trees for the benefit of future generations to come. 
Boyce Park | Deer Lakes Park | Harrison Hills Park | Hartwood Acres Park
North Park | Round Hill Park | Settlers Cabin Park | South Park | White Oak Park
Contact Us:
Allegheny County Parks Foundation | 675 Old Frankstown Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15239