Greenspace Alliance

The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance is an affiliation of non-profit organizations working on greenspace issues in and around the Pittsburgh area.

Greenspace consists of parks, trails, and natural areas used for recreational or aesthetic purposes with benefits to environment, economy, and human health. The Greenspace Alliance comes together to address issues related to protecting, preserving, adding, and programming greenspace across Allegheny County.

Membership for your organization in the Greenspace Alliance is free. We ask that you express your interest and commit to participating in our monthly meetings by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Not sure how you can participate in the Greenspace Alliance? Feel free to email us with questions.

The GSA meets monthly to keep members informed, share news and opportunities and exchange lessons learned. Meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of every month from 3 to 4.30.

Current Initiatives

Currently, there are 5 committees in the Greenspace Alliance: Enforcement; Restoration; Stewardship, Maintenance & Workforce Development; Neighborhood Development & Capital Projects; Health, Wellness, Recreation, & Other Programming.

Past Initiatives

2017: For the 2017 mayoral election, we asked each candidate to respond to a single question expressing their position on the future of greenspace issues in our region.

“What is your vision for the greenspaces of Pittsburgh, what do you see as the pathways for implementing these greenspaces, and what are solutions to the ongoing funding challenges for stewardship?”

July 2014: Organized a trolley tour for the newly elected and appointed staff to showcase many of the projects that Greenspace Alliance Member Organizations are part of and highlight the partnerships that allow greenspace work to happen in the City.

November 2013: After the election, members submitted a series of “white papers” to the newly elected Mayor, Bill Peduto to help outline the objectives of the individual organizations.


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April 2013: Provided a public forum for Pittsburgh Mayoral candidates to share their ideas on parks, greenspace, trails, and access to Pittsburgh’s Great Outdoors. This took place on Wednesday, April 24 2013. The forum itself was moderated by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan grassroots civics organization.

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