44 minutes | Oct 4, 2021

Imagine There’s No Parks Conservancy: It Isn’t Hard to Do.

Over this past year, we've heard from a lot of Pittsburghers about all the ways they’ve been using the parks and what the parks have meant to them. From July 2019 to July 2021, monthly attendance doubled. Maybe you’ve noticed it yourself -- the parks are well-loved, well used, and well cared for. But it wasn't always this way. Twenty-five years ago, a few dedicated park lovers got together and began their journey to improve Pittsburgh's parks with passion, but not much else. On this episode, learn the origin story of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and how one woman's idea led to a unique public-interest partnership that has changed the city in so many positive ways.
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