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Schenley Park

Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
+1 412-682-7275
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Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park. 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 Cafe 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. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy restored the Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center in 2001 and operates the space today with event and culinary partners, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group. In 2005, the Parks Conservancy worked with City of Pittsburgh crews to rehabilitate the Phipps Run stream channel that stretches from behind the Visitor Center down to Panther Hollow Lake. Restoration of the Panther Hollow Watershed is continuous, with the ultimate goal of restoring Panther Hollow Lake to a water quality that will once again allow for recreational use.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Squirrel Hill South
+1 412-682-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest park in Pittsburgh. It is very close to Carnegie Melon University. The area is very big,you can have access from different places. It is very good cycling,walking & jogging. Within the park there is court for lawn Tennis in...More

Thank AHM N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice park with hiking trails, shady spaces to relax, swimming pool, disc golf course, and much more. A great place to view 4th of July fireworks if you don't want to deal with the crowds at the stadium or Mount Washington.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is very beautiful! It is clean and well maintained. There's a pool, trails, ice skating, tennis courts, wide open fields, playgrounds. The public toilets were dirty though, and had no toilet paper. The vending machine was out of order too.

Thank asnq8
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Haven't been to the park for a while. It is still a great place for a long hike, beautiful oasis in the city. Many recreational options.

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This park is really big. We are recent visitors because we live near the park. It is really clean great for summer bbq with friends,just for a walk, run or ice skating (in wintertime).

Thank Zara A
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Nice park for a run when visiting the universities Pitt or CMU. Upper and lower parrot trails down the valley are a great running area with dense forest and birds and squirrels everywhere.

Thank RoopeVV
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This park is bigger than many would imagine. With all the curvy roads it is also broken up into various distinct sections so that's all good for a variety of events.

Thank Chia404
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We spent two hours walking through this park. It was the end of March, so the trees had not started leafing out yet. I imagine in the spring and summer it is really beautiful. There are all sorts of trails that take you over bridges...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A beautiful setting in the center of Pittsburgh with many walking trails, soccer fields, children's activities, and scenic views

Thank Harold G
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We walked from one end of the park to the other and found it to be a wonderful place, with trails and places to enjoy the outdoors. Very large. We were there in Feb and enjoyed it even in the winter!

Thank JoVermont
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Cafe Phipps
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Mad Mex
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1.05 km away
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2,279 reviews
.67 km away
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Cathedral of Learning
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The Nationality Rooms
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