Top News
Twilight Picnic for the Parks
This year's Twilight Picnic for the Parks took place on Saturday, August 19, at the Caren Glotfelty Meadow in Hartwood Acres Park. Thanks to generous sponsors, donors and attendees we raised $400,000 for your parks! Check out our event program and learn more about both the event itself and the fundraiser's impact in our most recent blog post.

Seen: Twilight
Last week's Seen Column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured several of Twilight Picnic for the Parks guests. Check it out!
Project Updates
Updates to Round Hill Visitor Center Rain Garden!

We are excited to announce updates to our plan for the Visitors Center Rain Garden in Round Hill Park. The location of the rain garden site has been revised and will now be featured on the northwest side of the Visitors Center to better treat water runoff from the building and pavement. Work is expected to be completed in 2024. We extend a huge thank you to our partner on this project, Allegheny County, and to our project funder, EQT Foundation. Visit our website to learn more about this important work.
Carol R. Brown Sculpture Garden Tour

On Saturday, August 12, we were thrilled to participate in a private tour of the Carol R. Brown Sculpture Garden in Hartwood Acres Park. The tour was led by University of Pittsburgh Museum Studies Students for their summer fellowship program, in conjunction with the Office for Public Art. We would like to thank all the students, teachers, and leaders who worked together on this project, which focused on learning more about the history of the art found in the Sculpture Garden and on the artists who created each piece. The information shared will be used by Allegheny County Parks in their ongoing programming of the Sculpture Garden. Thank you to Allegheny County, Office for Public Art and the University of Pittsburgh for working with us on this engaging project. If you haven’t visited the Sculpture Garden yet, check out our website and plan your visit soon
Events
Park 'til Dark & Pour at the Park | North Park
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 8:30am - 8:30pm
Registration and ticket sales are now open!
Learn more and register for our all-day FREE park activities:
  • Tree Planting with your Park Rangers
  • Fall Foliage Hike with Latodami Naturalists
  • Family Fishing with PA Fish & Boat Commission
  • Walk & Learn: North Park Arboretum Tour with kid's crafts
  • Mushroom Exploration with the Western PA Mushroom Club
  • Archery with L.L. Bean
  • Love the Loop - how many times & how many ways can we go around the loop?!
  • Guided Meditation with Dr. Barry Kerzin, Personal Physician to the Dalai Lama
Get your ticket for our annual fundraiser, which includes:
  • Beer, Wine, Cider, Spirits, Wine and Beverage Tastings
  • Family friendly event with children's activities led by Coach Dave
  • Live Music by NASH.V.ILL featuring Byron Nash and Jacquea Mae
  • Food samples from local restaurants
  • Aviva Brick Oven
  • Porky's
  • Doce Taqueria
  • ShadoBeni
  • Churn Ice Cream
  • A stainless steel tasting cup
Featured Park 'til Dark Activity
This year we are excited to launch a Marketplace for North Park visitors during Park 'til Dark. The Marketplace will be alive with Redfishbowl's bus, music and other unique vendors featuring their crafts, jewelry, art, food, and so much more! We encourage all interested vendors to fill out this form to participate for free. Visitors are welcome to stop in at the marketplace anytime between 12:00-4:00 pm along Tennis Court Road. Stay tuned for a confirmed list of vendors closer to the event!
Presenting Sponsor
We would love to add your corporation or organization to our growing list of sponsors
for Park 'til Dark and/or Pour at the Park! To discuss sponsorship opportunities,
In the Parks
Household Chemical Collection on 9/9 in South Park
On September 9, Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), in partnership with Allegheny County Health Department, will host a household chemical collection event in South Park to provide Pennsylvania residents with an opportunity to safely and cost effectively dispose of common chemicals such as cleaners, paints, batteries, motor oil and pesticides. This event will take place on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the South Park Wave Pool parking lot. Learn more!
September Park Ranger Calendar
Learn more and register for the events listed below HERE!
Explore: Bison
September 20, 4:00-6:00 pm
South Park

Guided Hike: Animal Habitats
September 10, 1:00 -3:00 pm
South Park

September 30, 1:00 -3:00 pm
Deer Lakes Park

Guided Hike: Reptiles and Amphibians
September 16, 1:00 -3:00 pm
Deer Lakes Park

September 17, 1:00 -3:00 pm
Hartwood Acres Park

Guided Hike: Hit the Trail
September 24, 9:00-10:30 am
Harrison Hills Park

September 24, 9:00-10:30 am
Settlers Cabin Park

Junior Ranger: Campfire
September 7, 7:00-8:00 pm
North Park

Park After Dark: Bats & Owls
September 9, 7:30-9:30 pm
Round Hill Park

September 17, 7:30-9:30 pm
White Oak Park

North Park History
September 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
North Park

Volunteer: Invasive Plant Removal
September 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
North Park

Volunteer: National Public Lands Day
September 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deer Lakes Park

September 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Park

Volunteer: Trail Maintenance
September 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Settlers Cabin




Ways to Support
Donor Advised Funds
A Donor-Advised Fund, or DAF, is like a personal charitable savings account. You, the donor, contribute funds to this account, while receiving an immediate tax deduction. Then the donor recommends grants from the fund over time to your favorite charities. Learn more on our webpage or by contacting our Individual Giving Manager, Caitlin Harpster.
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Allegheny County Parks Foundation | 675 Old Frankstown Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15239