Save the date
The Manhattan Transfer

With 10 Grammy awards behind them, this innovative quartet brings their jazzy, pop rhythms to a private performance at Twilight Picnic for the Parks.
Join us for a night of great food, good friends and fun entertainment under the stars!
Saturday, August 24
7 to 10:30 PM
On the lawn at Hartwood Acres Mansion
Twilight Picnic for the Parks is the signature fundraiser of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Funds raised from this special evening are used to improve and sustain all 9 Allegheny County Parks.
Tickets on sale soon at Twilight Picnic for the Parks.
Twilight Picnic Host Committee reception
Many thanks to hostess Alice Snyder and our generous Host Committee for their early support of the Twilight Picnic.
Carole Kamin, Alice Snyder, Nicholas Griswold
Gene Svrcek, Toto Fisher, Paul Gitnik
David Bush, ACPF Executive Director Caren Glotfelty
Kate Freed, Mike Tomera, Deanna Tomera
Alexander Speyer III, Bonnie VanKirk, Silvia Speyer
Chip Desmone, Lynn Desmone, Scott Lammie
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Jack Brice, Lisa Brown, Jamini Davies
Maureen Young, Ellen Mazo
Free Meadow Walks with Master Gardeners
Coreopsis sways in the wind in Indian Hill Meadow at Boyce Park.
Explore the Indian Hill Meadow at Boyce Park with knowledgeable gardeners and learn how to create a meadow of your own incorporating sustainable methods of gardening.

DATES: June 13, July 11, August 22, September 12
TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Click MEADOW to register.
The white blooms of Penstemon have emerged for the first time since the meadow was planted in 2017.
Native grasses are revealed throughout the meadow.
Visit the Chimney Swift Habitat Towers near the Boyce Park meadow and learn the value that native plantings provide to the ecology. These signs were produced by the Allegheny County Parks Foundation and funded by PNC Charitable Trust.
Friends of South Park support the Cascades project
The Friends of South Park presented a donation of $5,000 to ACPF for the Cascades at Stone Manse project at its May meeting. The group had previously donated $5,000 to the restoration project, bringing its total contribution to $10,000. The project is currently in the planning and fundraising stage.
To learn more or to donate to the project:
Friends of South Park Co-Chair Bernadette Fincke, left, and Madam Chairman Sharon Adams, far right, present check to Caitlin Harpster, Development Manager of Individual Giving.
Crown Castle "redd-up" day at South Park
As part of their nationwide "Connected by Good" volunteering campaign, about 400 Crown Castle employees descended on South Park last month. Armed with enthusiasm and plastic bags, they cleared away litter.
REI grant for Settlers Cabin Park
Local outdoor recreation retailer REI has awarded a $21,700 grant to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation to help restore the trail leading to the popular waterfall feature at Settlers Cabin Park. The waterfall is a destination spot and the trail will benefit from planned stabilization measures.
ACPF is also designing a treatment system to remediate acid mine drainage in Pinkertons Run, in the expectation that it will eventually sustain fish.
Mark your calendars!
Pour at the Park North
New Location!
Make plans to join us at our fourth annual Pour at the Park in North Park.
Beer tastings, small bites and live music plus a new location - the North Park Lodge.
Saturday, September 6
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale soon!
Allegheny County Parks Foundation l 675 Old Frankstown Road Pittsburgh, PA 15239