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Parks and nature in Pittsburgh

Top nature recommendations from locals

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.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“Huge park with a track, field, tennis courts, mini golf course in the summer, ice skating rink in the winter, pool, and playground. Great views of the city!”
  • 46 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
Park
“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).”
  • 62 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Using paints, plants, plastic animals, yard sale finds and discarded construction materials, creator Randy Gilson has transformed his home and surrounding buildings into a colorful Pittsburgh landmark. After Randyland, take a slow stroll through the beautiful Mexican War Streets Northside neighborhood, it’s quite beautiful! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“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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Harbour / Marina
“Since the building of the 2 new Stadiums in 2000, this area has become a gathering place for all. See the Pirates at PNC park, the Steelers at Heinz Field, or Any number of Musical acts at Stage AE. Check out the Carnegie Science Museum named for another famous local, Andrew Carnegie. Rry your luck on the slots or table games at the Rivers Casino. Or enjoy a night out at any number of Resturaunts, bars or clubs scattered I'm between. There truly is something for anybody here.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“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
Cemetery
“I know what you are thinking a cemetery? Why would I go there? Simple it is awesome! There are deer, foxes, and bunnies that roam free. There are historical grave sites and Lester Madden's grave that is a very interesting shape. They also have events there from time to time.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Take a kayak out on the river; it's definitely one of the coolest ways to experience Pittsburgh.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“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
  • 1 Experience
Park
“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
Park
“A big park with a road just over 2 miles that you can bike, run, or walk. Also has a huge dog park in it, right next to the historic Observatory. There are also tons of trails through the woods if you're feeling more adventurous, a playground, swimming pool, and tennis courts.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“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
Park
“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