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Parks & nature in Pittsburgh

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.”
61 locals recommend
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 Café 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.”
51 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of walking and biking trails, rolling water creeks, dog park areas, as well as a ton of free roaming space in Frick Park”
66 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“This is a great place to walk and relax. See where the original Fort Pitt was, visit the Fort Pitt Museum if you like, and enjoy the fountain where the Ohio river starts.”
49 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Randy is the purest definition of a Pittsburgher. Visiting his house feels like visiting Wonderland. It is very colorful and vibrant full of cool art pieces. Lovely place to walk around and admire but also a cool place to take pictures. The wall of greetings in languages from all over the world is a must see!”
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.”
27 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
Harbour / Marina
“Rent some kayaks for a few hours and kayak out to the point, Very cool experience on sunny days. ”
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. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“I love Mellon park. Depending on the time of the year, you can find music performances, dogs running or people working out.”
12 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Walk along the trail and see Heinz Field, PNC Park, and some statues and memorials. Also great views of the city!”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty park across the street from our house. Worth walking over to Lake Elizabeth for our favorite section of the park.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Nice little park with tennis courts and a playground. On Saturdays throughout May-Nov, there is a farmers market here in the afternoon.”
2 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
“Great little spot to go for a walk. If you are a runner, you can do laps here. Or if you catch a bite on Liberty, and want a little time among the tress on your way home, you can hop over to the park on your way back to the apartment. ”
3 locals recommend
Plaza
“A nice walk. Right by Phipps, the park, the carousel, food stands and live music performances”
1 local recommends