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Best parks in Pittsburgh

Botanical Garden
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“Great place to see plants of all types from all over the world. There is always something new to see with their rotation of seasonal shows. If you are visiting around Christmas time, you must check out the light show.”
59 locals recommend
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“Created in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley, the park now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions. A daily destination for university students, business-people, and outdoor enthusiasts, the park also hosts major annual events such as the Vintage Grand Prix and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Visitors to Schenley Park can spend a morning at the remarkable Phipps Conservatory, enjoy lunch and a concert at the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center, relax on Flagstaff Hill, play a round at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, head to the Schenley Oval Sportsplex for ice skating or summer sports, or take a dip in the swimming pool. And of course, the trails offer a refreshing and convenient escape from the city.”
45 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“The spot where the 3 rivers in Pittsburgh meet. There is a huge fountain and has great views of the north shore (pnc park, Heinz field) ”
51 locals recommend
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“Frick Park and the Clayton house is a nice trip. They have a collection of antique cars and you can tour the Clayton House (Frick's home).”
61 locals recommend
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“Frick Park is the largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, covering 644 acres. It is one of Pittsburgh's four historic large parks. Known as Pittsburgh’s woodland park for its extensive trails throughout steep valleys and wooded slopes, Frick Park is an ideal escape from the noise of the city. Birding enthusiasts love to visit Clayton Hill, where well over 100 species of birds have been recorded. Children flock to the famous Blue Slide Playground and learn about nature at the Frick Environmental Center. The park also features red clay tennis courts, baseball fields, and the only public lawn bowling green in Pennsylvania.”
26 locals recommend
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“This lookout view of Downtown faces straight to Point State Park. There have been many weddings here, and a perfect spot to enjoy fireworks.”
9 locals recommend
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“Great way to get a quick hike within confines of city. Reward is the great views. Just a short walk from Bailey House. ”
8 locals recommend
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“I love Mellon park. Depending on the time of the year, you can find music performances, dogs running or people working out.”
10 locals recommend
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“Schenley Oval Sportsplex features 13 outdoor tennis courts also used for basketball, 1 outdoor turf field with an NCAA-regulation 8 lane all-weather running track and 150 spectator seats, cross country trails, 2 outdoor grass fields, and an ice rink.”
3 locals recommend
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“Easy walk to the park and you can check out the outdoor exhibits of the National Aviary. Playground for the kids, walking trails, beautiful trees, and a pond. Views of downtown and shady spots to relax.”
3 locals recommend
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“Nice little park with tennis courts and a playground. On Saturdays throughout May-Nov, there is a farmers market here in the afternoon.”
2 locals recommend
Plaza
“A nice walk. Right by Phipps, the park, the carousel, food stands and live music performances”
1 local recommends
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“A newly renovated Education facility, trails and tons of cool events. We've got beautiful parks!”
5 locals recommend
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“They keep adding new places to the North Shore. Try to take a walk between PNC Park and Heinz Field along the river. This is a great walk to enjoy the water and see the city.”
4 locals recommend
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2 locals recommend