February 2, 2023

Ultimate Play Day 2023

Join the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and CitiParks for the Ultimate Play Day! Ultimate Play Day is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages.

Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, this annual event is an opportunity for people throughout the Pittsburgh region to play together and raise awareness of the benefits of play for all people—from birth to 199 years. Partner and community organizations offer play activities for all ages at a different venue each year.


Lower McKinley Park
Bausman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

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Additional Information

This event is a part of Remake Learning Days. Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth! Taking root in regions across the nation, these hands-on and engaging events are designed for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, community centers and more. This year’s festival is from April 20 – May 26, 2023.

More details for this event will be available in the coming months. Please subscribe to the Trying Together newsletter for more details.


October 17, 2022

Track and Treat 2022 presented by CitiParks

The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center and Buzzword will be in attendance during this year’s Track and Treat event presented by CitiParks. This annual event will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bud Harris Cycling Track.

Citiparks Track and Treat is a FREE, fun, seasonal event that promotes health and wellness, bike safety and more! Children and families can ride around the Bud Harris Cycling Track in their Halloween Costumes, participate in a costume contest, decorate pumpkins and enjoy seasonal enrichment and entertainment! Bring your bike or you can get one there!

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October 21, 2021

Track or Treat

Join RADWorks and CitiParks for Track or Treat at the Bud Harris Cycling Track on Saturday October 23rd, 12 – 4 p.m. Children and families can come in their Halloween costumes and cycle around the Bud Harris Cycling Track, stopping to try healthy fall recipes, learn about bike safety from the Pittsburgh Police, decorate pumpkins and more!


September 24, 2020

KidSMART Club At Home Program

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Citiparks will offer its KidSMART Club as an at-home program for children in grades three, four, and five. An option for pre-kindergarten children is also available.


KidSMART Club is an afterschool program developed by Citiparks for children in grades three, four, and five. A pre-k option is also available and is best suited for children ages three to five years old. The program features a series of activities that explore science, math, art, reading, technology, and more! This year, the Club will be offered as an at-home program for 11 weeks with each week offering a new theme of learning.

Themes and Dates

Club members who complete six weeks or more of STEM/STEAM projects will be eligible for a chance to win cool prizes! View the full list of upcoming sessions below.

    • Week 1: Art Explosion, Multimedia Art Studio 
      October 5 – 9, 2020
    • Week 2: Wide World of Sports
      October 12 – 16, 2020
    • Week 3: Urban Adventures
      October 19 – 23, 2020
    • Week 4: DIY Maker Lab, “I Made It With Citiparks”
      October 26 – 30, 2020
    • Week 5: Comic Central
      November 2 – 6, 2020
    • Week 6: X-Treme Science
      November 9 – 13, 2020
    • Week 7: Create With The Masters
      November 16 – 20, 2020
    • Week 8: Junior Chef – Holiday Kit
      November 23 – 27, 2020
    • Week 9: Space Station Pittsburgh
      November 30 – December 4, 2020
    • Week 10: Holidays Around The World
      December 7 – 11, 2020
    • Week 11: KidSMART – Holiday Kit
      December 14 – 18, 2020


Registration is required to participate. When registering, you must select a pickup location for your weekly at-home kits. Kit pickup will occur every Monday (beginning October 5) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at one of the following Citipark Recreation Center locations:

To register, complete the KidSMART Club Registration Form. This registration reserves your kit for an 11-week period through the end of 2020. Space is limited.

More Information

For more information, visit the KidSMART Club webpage.

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June 10, 2020

Citiparks Offers Take-Home Literacy and Math Camp Program

From June 15 to July 24, Citiparks will be offering CitiCamp@Home, a six-week program for families that offers weekly take-home STEM/STEAM projects, games, giveaways, and chances to win prizes.


Families are invited to join Citiparks lead explorer Caterina as she guides explorers through summertime urban adventures! Through conveniently packaged To-Go Kits, families will gain access to everything they need to create great projects that include built-in literacy and math components.

Additional resources will be provided by WQED, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Carlow University Education Department, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Pick Up Locations

Kits will be available at the Citiparks Summer Grab & Go locations listed below starting Monday, June 15 on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are not able to participate in the Summer Food program but would like to play along, printable materials will also be available on the Citiparks website.

More Information

For more information, read the full press release or call 412.665.3665.

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June 3, 2019

Carnegie Library Serving Summer Meals for Children

Beginning June 17, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will offer free summer meals/snacks to Pittsburgh youth on weekdays through August 23.


In summer 2019, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Meals and activities will be provided during times listed below while supplies last and are for youth ages 18 and younger, and for persons with disabilities up to age 21.

Meals are being offered locally in collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Pittsburgh CitiParks as part of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.

Program Schedule

This program is available Monday – Friday at the following locations (unless otherwise specified):

More Information

For questions, contact the Library of Pittsburgh via phone at 412.622.3114.

*Information provided by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


May 2, 2019

Pitch, Hit, and Run: Baseball & Softball

Citisports, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Baseball, will host Pitch, Hit, and Run (PHR)—the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball.

About the Competition

This local competition will take place on May 4, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at McGibbney Field in Brookline Memorial Park. This competition is open to children ages 7 to 14.

Pitch, Hit and Run will then continue with the Sectional Competition on Saturday, May 18, 2019—10 a.m. to noon, again at McGibbney Field. Participants in PHR have the opportunity to advance all the way to the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week!

Citiparks’ Roving Art Car will also be at the field with baseball crafts for the kids beginning at noon.

Kick-Off Game

After the competition, teams will begin vying for the Mayor’s Cup Trophy with a kick-off game on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at noon. This season-opening game will feature the Pony AA Teams from Brookline and the 14th Ward. These two teams faced each other at the end of the 2018 Season in the Mayor’s Cup Championship at PNC Park with the 14th Ward coming out on top. This is going to be a great kick-off game for the 2019 Season!


To register for this competition or for questions, please contact the Citiparks-Citisports Division at 412.488.8397 or

*Information provided by the City of Pittsburgh


June 4, 2018

Summer Fun for The Whole Family

It’s finally summer! Looking for something the whole family will enjoy that won’t break the bank? Look no further than the 2018 City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events Summer Guide and CitiParks Summer 2018 Schedule.

The City of Pittsburgh has a plethora of activities to keep young children and their caregivers entertained and playful this summer like the free Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series. To learn more visit, check-out @PghEventsOffice on Facebook and Twitter, call 412-255-2493, or download the Guide.

In addition to entertainment, Citiparks provides plenty of opportunities to stay active and healthy including 18 outdoor swimming pools, seven spray parks, the Summer Food Service Program, and more. To learn more visit, check-out @CitiparksPGH on Facebook, or download the Schedule.