[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=""]Parks are cherished as oases of tranquility, where people can reconnect with nature, unwind, and rejuvenate. However, for some members of our community, the simple act of enjoying a day in the park can be fraught with...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every year, Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to cherish and protect the nature around us. It's a time to reflect on our impact on the environment and to take action towards a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the realm of ecological science, few names shine as brightly as that of Dr. Ruth Patrick. A trailblazer in the field, Patrick's groundbreaking work laid the foundation for our understanding of freshwater ecosystems. Ruth Patrick was once...

At the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, the journey through 2023 has been a testament to our unwavering commitment to improve, conserve and restore your nine Allegheny County Parks. This blog post is a celebration of the park projects completed, the challenges overcome and the profound...

Happy Winter! There is an undeniable allure to the great outdoors in winter. Between the chill in the air and the snow-laden branches, wispy snowflakes and the crunch under your boots, there is magic inviting us to step outside the warmth of our homes and...

When you walk through the lush landscape of Hartwood Acres, you would hardly expect to come face to face with abstract steel – welded and bolted to the ground, sitting on the concrete slabs that many of these sculptures call home. I can imagine that sometimes...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6150" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The parks need us. When we care for the parks, the parks are better able to take care of us. Our parks care for us by providing opportunities...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="6047" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The arrival of fall in Allegheny County brings with it a mesmerizing array of leaves that blanket the ground, creating a visual symphony of colors and textures. Not only do the color changes of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5942" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2016 and again in 2022, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation invested in park user surveys, thanks to generous funding by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, to learn more about how people interact with...