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Frick Park

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Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
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Address: 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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+1 412-586-4576
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The largest of Pittsburgh's historic regional parks at 644 acres, Frick...

The largest of Pittsburgh's historic regional parks at 644 acres, Frick Park is also the youngest.

Although Henry Clay Frick bequeathed the original 151 acres to the city in 1919, the park did not open until 1927 after additional land had been acquired. Most recently, 106 acres were annexed to the park as part of the process that created the Summerset at Frick Park housing development and restored the Nine Mile Run stream valley. Today, Frick Park stretches from its northern borders in Point Breeze down to the Monongahela River.

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.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has completed extensive ecological restoration work in Frick Park since the Conservancy’s first capital project in 2000, the restoration of Reynolds Street gatehouse entrance. Currently, the Parks Conservancy is working to rebuild the Frick Environmental Center to replace the burned-down structure and create an urban hub for environmental education in Pittsburgh.

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Fun in the Park!

I love this park, and if I lived in Pittsburgh I would walk my dogs here all the time! The trails are well kept and enjoyable with all the inclines, declines, bridges, steps, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this park, and if I lived in Pittsburgh I would walk my dogs here all the time! The trails are well kept and enjoyable with all the inclines, declines, bridges, steps, and benches. They have a grassy clearance on the bottom near a small creek for dogs really to run around. There is a $300 dollar fine for... More 

Thank Lissa3891
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Frick is a HUGE park with North Frick having lots of walking trails that have several levels. There is also a bowling green in a beautiful setting. You can walk under the Forbes Bridge from North Frick or enter Frick via the newly finished activity center. I haven't been there, yet, but plan to go. Frick has lots of walking... More 

1 Thank Charles R
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Frick Park is full of magnificent old trees, up and down trails, wildflowers, and happy dogs. People can plan a stroll on flat ground or a more ambitious hike, bike, or run on rolling trails. Last Spring we saw dogwalkers with 6 to 9 dogs enjoying the trails, behaving very well. We saw a whole family of garter snakes growing... More 

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Thanks for the thorough review 277rupam! Frick Park is indeed a natural wonderland and we take great pride in ensuring it provides enjoyment for all. We appreciate you sharing your concerns and are actually working on new signage to help better navigate the paths and trails. We're also developing some scheduled volunteer days in conjunction with the Eco Stewards focused... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great, large park in Pittsburgh. Wonderful playgrounds, trails, and sledding hills. Highly recommend!

Thank allisonolander
Zelienople, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Before the cold temperatures and snow fell, my wife and I went to Frick park for the first time. We loved it. Parking was free and easy. There was a Porta John at the parking lot. The walk took you through many acres of the park, over small bridges, on a very smooth path. At one point we took a... More 

1 Thank Harmony5859
Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Nice trails through beautiful woods. We were treated to some spectacular colors in early November. The trails seemed popular with commuting school kids, families, joggers, walkers, and a few mountain bikers (the trails are wide enough to usually allow for 2 or 3 abreast).

1 Thank John H
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I spend quite a bit of time in Pittsburgh and I visit this park often with my dog who travels with me. As much as I adore this park I was very disappointed with many people I met there today who were all dog owners. As we were taking our usual walk, keeping in mind that the park is signed... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful afternoon walking the trails in Frick Park. Every other person had a dog, so we had fun watching them too! The sun was warm and the trails were well marked. Some were a little steep but all were very walkable. If I lived in Pittsburgh, I'd spend a lot of time there.

Thank Homebody205
Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had heard this was a nice place to walk and wanted to check it out. It is a pretty big, over 600 acres, and has some nice trails to walk of run. It was raining when we were there so we didn't explore much but did take a nice long walk. It has a nice history if you take... More 

Thank jnobz
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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271 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a wonderful, and enormous, green space for this city, rather like central Park in NYC. There is plenty to explore, or simply hike trails, or just sit in the shade.

Thank Brent B

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