Venture Outdoors Again

Calling all people ages 50 and up—join us outside! Venture Outdoors has been funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide beginner-friendly outdoor experiences to individuals who would like to become more active. The weekly outings include 1.5 – 2 hour walks and bike rides that are held in Frick Park and South Park.

Participants ages 50 and up can attend for FREE. Call the Venture Outdoors office at 412-255-0564 ext. 0 or fill out this form to receive a promotion code to register for these outings free of charge. The following outings are part of the Venture Outdoors Again program. To register, click the dates listed under the outing description and follow the prompts. Venture Outdoors Again outings and a wide variety of other outdoor programs can be found on the Venture Outdoors Activities Calendar.


Storytelling Stroll
Everyone has a story to tell: a happy memory, a sad circumstance, or a harrowing feat. Join David Bennett and a group of outdoor enthusiasts for a relaxing stroll through the woods with each stop providing a chance for a member of the group to share a story based on the outing’s theme.
Saturday, November 18, South Park, “Potpourri”
Saturday, December 9, Frick Park, “What’s in a Dream?”

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level of Difficulty: Relaxed
Cost: $8 member / $12 non-member


Heart Health Walk
Get healthy while being healthy! We’ll join local heart specialists for a relaxing 1.5 mile walk along flat terrain that gets our bodies moving and stimulates our minds. At stops along the trail, the doctors will share information with the group on managing one’s health while staying active and answer individual questions as we walk.

Wednesday, November 15, Frick Park
Wednesday, December 20, South Park

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Level of Difficulty: Relaxed
Cost: $8 member / $12 non-member


Budding Naturalist Walk
Learn the signs of the seasons as we explore the beautiful park grounds. We’ll join nature-enthusiasts for a relaxing 2-mile walk along relatively flat terrain that focuses on the plant and animal life that abound.
Sunday, December 3, South Park, “Animal Tracks”

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Level of Difficulty: Relaxed
Cost: $8 member / $12 non-member



Art in the Park Walk

The outdoors is a wonderful setting to inspire creativity. Join a local art enthusiast for a short walk through the park. We’ll go to a nearby shelter and learn some tips for doing a specific style of art, and then we’ll take the time to be creative ourselves.
Saturday, November 4, Frick Park, “Sketching/Journaling”

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Frick Park
Level of Difficulty: Relaxed
Cost: $8 member / $12 non-member


Virtual Senior Academy Presentations

Explore the city and region from the comfort of your home or senior center as we use the computer-based Virtual Senior Academy to showcase Venture Outdoors programs. Trip Leaders and staff will present on a variety of topics such as bike rides, neighborhood hikes, and nature walks. The presentations include 40 minutes of content with time for questions and conversation.

Thursday, January 11, Introduction to Venture Outdoors
Thursday, January 25Virtual Sparkle Season Lights Hike
Thursday, February 8, Riverfront Trail Bike Tour Preview
Thursday, February 22, Squirrel Hill Neighborhood Virtual Walk
Thursday, March 8, Great Allegheny Passage Ride Preview

Thursday, March 22, Women in Nature Virtual Walk

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE!


For more information about the Venture Outdoors Again program or to sign up, please call the office at 412-255-0564 x 200 or email

For information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Kathi at 412-255-0564 ext. 224 or