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Schenley Park

Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3827
+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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Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3827
Squirrel Hill South
+1 412-682-7275
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

There are trails, a golf course, tennis courts, many other amenities. It wanders from Squirrel Hill to Oakland showing a lot of what makes the "Burgh' a great neighborhood city with a lot of green space. They hold classic car races and other events throughout...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A beautiful city park with a lot to do near Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Very happy to see the city has cleaned up the area around the The Westinghouse Memorial, a very fitting tribute to the great inventor George Westinghouse who...More

Thank Philosophyguru
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Don't miss this beau and large park. Peaceful and offers biking picnicking and jogging while over looking the city.

Thank DrRSC
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This park surrounds the Phipps Conservatory and the Carnegie Public Library and seemed to be a popular spot with people of all ages. We saw many students playing frisbee, doing acrobatics, and just enjoying talking with each other. You can walk down to a number...More

Thank Lorayne B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My 1st visit to this park - close to University of Pitt and Cathedral of Learning. Cool restaurants affordable and a carousel (which we rode). You have to get tokens somewhere, but the lady let us ride for free. Big tent setup with tables where...More

Thank Artistatheart79
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our son lives next door in Squirrel Hill section of town so we drove through the park and enjoyed the scenery. We did not take a formal tour.

Thank NewJerseySharon123
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 20 June 2017 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
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Gloria C
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Response from JoVermont | Reviewed this property |
I think there is parking at the conservatory, but we walked from the Air BNB we were staying at so I wasn't really paying attention to parking....