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Parks and nature in Pittsburgh

Top parks

Botanical Garden
“ It's a City of Pittsburgh historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Park
“Pittsburgh has a number of great public parks, such as Schenley Park, Highland Park, and Frick Park - great for taking a stroll. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Park with iconic fountain at the convergence of Pittsburgh's three rivers. Also recommended is a walk or bike ride along the Three Rivers Trail.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Frick Park is an awesome 640 acre city park, easily accessible from this place. You can walk or drive the 0.6 miles to the entrance at the Frick Environmental Center, where you can walk or jog on any of the plentiful (hilly) hiking trails. There are also two playground areas at the edges of the park (one is the "Blue Slide Playground" made semi-famous by rapper Mac Miller). ”
  • 65 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
Park
“Emerald View Park is a large municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It encircles the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington, Duquesne Heights and Allentown and offers scenic views of the city that draw more than 1 million visitors annually. The park, officially created on Earth Day 2007, is 280 acres”
  • 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

Playgrounds

Playground
“It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone loves the Blue Slide Park! It's fun to spectate even if you're not riding. If you feel up to it, grab a piece of cardboard, get in line, and take your turn - get there quick because that line gets long! :)”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Running trails, open fields, woods - Frick Park is my favorite of the City Parks”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“If you want to see the city from the river trail - rent a bike (located at the kiosk on the corner of 22nd and E. Carson Street), and head down to the trail entrance below 18th and Wharton Streets. or another trail entrance at Hot Metal Street.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bike Trail
“Biking, jogging, and strolling all along the river and if you are ambitious the trail will take you all the way to Washington DC”
  • 3 locals recommend