Support your parks today.

You are the people for the parks. Your support benefits all nine Allegheny County parks.

When you make a gift to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, you are:

Path through Settlers Cabin Park

Conserving 12,000 acres across our nine county parks

Gazebo at North Park

Making improvements beyond taxpayer-funded routine maintenance

wildflowers grow in damp earth

Protecting critical ecosystems that don’t exist elsewhere in our region

Walking dogs in Harrison Hills Park Pittsburgh

Improving your whole region’s health, happiness and well being

Volunteers planting trees at the park

Working toward the $80 million Comprehensive Master Plan

Boy looking for birds in Pittsburgh Parks

Being the people for the parks

Give as much as you like, however you like.

Please join us with a donation that matches your lifestyle and your timeline. And speaking of matching, please use the search tool below to see if your employer will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift. Often, it’s a dollar-for-dollar match, so you can double your impact.

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Celebrate and support your county parks with a donation to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation.


Support your parks the most sustainable way by making a recurring monthly gift that will support your favorite parks all year long.

How does it work? When you make a recurring monthly gift to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, you will receive a confirmation email of your first payment. Each month thereafter, you will be charged on the same day of the month as your initial payment. For example: If you make your first gift on September 4, you will be charged on October 4. Each month you will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your recent automatic monthly gift. At the end of the year, you may request a formal acknowledgement for tax purposes by contacting Caitlin Harpster at 724.327.7627 or

What if my information changes? If your credit/debit card expires, your billing address changes or you wish to stop your monthly gift, please contact the Allegheny County Parks Foundation to update your information.


Make a memorial donation or honor someone you care about with a gift that provides support to Allegheny County’s parks.

If your gift is in honor of someone special and you wish for them to be notified of your gift, you can provide their home or email address. A note from the Allegheny County Parks Foundation will be sent to them informing them of your gift. No gift amount will be disclosed to the honoree unless specifically noted by the donor.


Put your generosity where your heart is with a gift to one of our ongoing projects in the parks.

Sculpture Garden at Hartwood Acres
The outdoor sculpture collection at Hartwood Acres Park is a significant asset for the region. In the 1980s, 12 large outdoor sculptures were donated by artists; a 13th sculpture was added more recently. Your donation will help with much-needed expert restoration of these works and the creation of the new Hartwood Acres Sculpture Garden, which will include ADA-accessible walkways connecting the sculptures, new landscape plantings and reconfigured driveways and parking area, designed to “green” principles.

Suffragist Grove at Hartwood Acres
Help create the Suffragist Grove at Hartwood Acres! In August 2020, a tulip poplar was the first tree to be planted as part of a future grove at Hartwood Acres to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote in 1920. All donations will support the creation of a Suffragist Grove on the mansion grounds.


Every year, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation plants trees in all nine county parks in partnership with Allegheny County. You can help reforest our parks too by making a contribution to the Parks Foundation’s Tree Fund. The Tree Fund is a great way to recognize someone special, honor someone’s birthday or remember a loved one.


Want a meaningful way to improve the parks with lasting impact? Choose to honor a friend or family member, celebrate a special occasion or express gratitude with one of three models of comfortable, well-designed benches.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bench Program, please fill out the inquiry form below or call Caitlin Harpster at 724.327.7627.


Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you could have  make a bigger impact? You can! Make a lasting impact on the parks you love with a planned gift to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. You can consider recognizing the Allegheny County Parks Foundation in your will, or by making an IRA distribution or transferring stock or other qualified investments.

Learn more and discuss the benefits of planned giving today for a lasting impact on the parks tomorrow!

Allegheny County Parks Foundation is an independent and registered 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999.