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Point State Park, Pittsburgh


Point State Park

DESCRIPTION: At the convergence of the Monongahela River and Allegheny River to form the Ohio River, you could not pick a more accurate name for this park; it is also a very popular park for arts festivals and couples to walk along either shore; The remnants of Fort Pitt and a related small museum are located here; the park represents one of the finest reclamation projects in the nation -- from old rail yards and industrial buildings to a gem of park

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-11p

ADDRESS: Point State Park  MAP


North Shore Riverfront Park

DESCRIPTION: provides a nice cache of trails and green spaces near PNC Park and Heinz Field; the Park includes a tiered water fountain, called Water Steps, a fishing pier and recreational boating slips

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-11p

ADDRESS: Located along the Allegheny River  MAP

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

DESCRIPTION: Tropical plants that were the original seedlings at the 1890 Exposition, miniature orchids, indoor and outdoor gardens, and a fabulous bonsai collection. Children will revel in the Discovery Garden, where they are invited to exercise their green thumbs and explore the world of plants and flowers, worms and all. Seasonal exhibits include a butterfly garden and a miniature railroad display

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-sundown

ADDRESS: 1 Park Lane in Schenley Park  MAP

PHONE: 412-622-6914


Schenley Park
DESCRIPTION: Next to Carnegie Mellon University; one of the largest parks in the city and home to the Phipps Conservatory, Panther Hollow Lake and a golf course

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-sundown

ADDRESS: between Oakland and Squirrel Hill districtMAP


Frick Park
DESCRIPTION: A popular park of the city’s east side covering 480 acres with children’s playground, tennis courts, softball field, hiking trails, a 150-acre nature reserve

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-sundown

ADDRESS: between Shadyside and Point Breeze districts 

PHONE: 412-255-2539


Boyce Park
DESCRIPTION: Covering over 1,000 acres featuring tennis courts, biking trails, downhill skiing area, picnic areas

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-sundown

ADDRESS: 675 Old Frankstown Road

PHONE: 412-271-2717

Southside Riverfront Park
DESCRIPTION: Featuring buffalo area, dirt bike course, golf course, skating rink, tennis courts, children’s playground, picnic areas, walking, biking, and jogging trails

DAYS & HOURS: Daily 8a-midnight

ADDRESS: Meriman Street under Brady Street Bridge  MAP

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
DESCRIPTION: Covering over 100 acres featuring hiking trails, pond, plant nursery, walking tours

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 9a-5p, Sun 1p-5p

ADDRESS: 614 Dorseyville Road

PHONE: 412-963-6100

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