June 28, 2021

Update: Pittsburgh Summer Programs & Special Events

In June, the City of Pittsburgh announced the return of the Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park and summer concerts, reopening of several Community Recreation Centers, and continuation of grab-n-goal meal distribution for youth and seniors.


Summer Events and Recreation Updates


The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park

The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park will return starting with “Spiderman: Far from Home (PG-13)” at Flagstaff Hill on July 7. Movies begin at dusk. View the full schedule and all locations.

Summer Concerts

Summer concerts will return starting July 10. Currently, confirmed performances include:

    • July 10 – Stars at Riverview Jazz Series with “Reggie Watkins Quartet”.
    • July 11 – Bach, Beethoven & Brunch at Mellon Park with “Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh”.
    • August 1 – Reservoir of Jazz at Highland Park with performers to be announced.

Community Recreation Centers

The following Community Recreation Centers will reopen (for limited programming/activities) starting June 28, 2021:

    • The Ormsby, Brookline, Magee, and Warrington Recreation Centers will operate summer camp activities and the weight/fitness room areas only for general public use from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Phillips Recreation Center will operate summer camp activities and the weight/fitness room areas only for general public use from 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • West Penn Recreation Center will operate for gym and weight room only for general public use from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Jefferson Recreation Center will operate only its summer camps from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Arlington Recreation Center will be activated later this summer for special sports programs and utilization of the gym.
    • Ammon and Paulson Recreation Centers remain closed for indoor programming due to ongoing facility renovation work.

Capacity limits and other health efforts are posted at each location.

Grab-N-Go Meals for Youth

Citiparks will continue grab-n-go meal distribution for youth through Summer Food Service Program meals at 14 Citiparks locations and 34 partner locations. Citiparks locations include:

    • Recreation Centers: Ammon, Brookline, Jefferson, Magee, Ormsby, Phillips, and Warrington
    • Spray Parks: Arlington, Beechview, Mellon, Paulson, and Troy Hill
    • Pools: Ream
    • Playgrounds: Anderson (Schenley Park)

View the full list of Summer Food Service Program locations.

Grab-N-Go Meals for Seniors

Senior grab-n-go lunches will continue at Beechview, Brighton Heights, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hazelwood, Homewood, Lawrenceville, Mt Washington, Sheraden, South Side, and West End Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers. Healthy Active Living Centers will remain closed for other activities with more information coming soon.

More Information

Information about summer special events and recreation activities can be found on the Citiparks and Office of Special Events websites. Residents can follow Citiparks on Facebook and Twitter and Special Events on Facebook and Twitter for additional news and updates.