Pittsburgh: A Playful City!

Let's Play!

We could not be more excited to share with you the newest publication about play in Pittsburgh! If Kids Built a City: Possibilities for Play in Pittsburgh is a beautiful booklet put together by Root + All with generous support from The Grable Foundation. View the pdf via the link above or as a pdf on our website.

Ever wonder how many parks are in Pittsburgh? Or where you can borrow a cake pan shaped like a skeleton? Did you ever walk one of Pittsburgh's famous city steps and wonder how many there are? Check out the publication to read more about play in Pittsburgh.

Visit our website to learn more!


Inclusive Innovation Week at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh **

Wednesday April 4, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Guided Nature Walk 

Friday April 6, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Frick Environmental Center 

Earth Day 2018 **

Saturday April 21, 2018
11:30am - 4:00pm
Frick Environmental Center
ARTventures: Print Making Sundays 

Sundays in April
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Art

** Look for the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative table at these events

Save the Date: May 20, 2018 for Ultimate Play Day

Events Calendar

Member Blog

This article is part of our Member Blog Series, which showcases Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Members' efforts and commitment to ensure that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages. Each month, a different member organization will share their take on how play is a part of the work they do. 

April 1, 2018
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Member Blog
Phipps Conservatory

Ways to Play at Phipps Conservatory

At Let’s Move Pittsburgh, we believe in the importance of daily play! With the first month of spring underway, the many different ways to play at Phipps Conservatory are more exciting than ever! The main conservatory pathway within Phipps Conservatory alone is over 2,500 feet! That’s 2,695.7 feet of space to hop and jump and stroll and wiggle through, to be exact.

In addition to the beautiful main conservatory space, there is also the outdoor play garden, which features the bug hotel, a space designed to be the perfect home for native bugs! This play garden also has a lot of other play spaces and fun activities for kids and adults to interact with like fountains, musical instruments and even a misting station!


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— William Thackeray