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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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Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Squirrel Hill South
+1 412-682-7275
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Big beautiful park with rolling hills. Nice for walks, picnics, watching movies in the summer, first dates, last dates, dog walking, etc.

Thank M A
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The winding road around the park made it impossible without a car, but we stopped at a disk golf court that sloped downwards and had a great view of the river and bridges, and the downtown of Pittsburgh. On a nice day, it is great...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed March 27, 2016

This park has a great view of the sunset. A huge opening at the center of the park provides an ideal spot for sunset and photography. There is a big ground for playing and practice right nearby. Also this is probably the only place in...More

Thank AR14920251
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Whether you want to hike, walk or jog this is a must place to spend a couple of hours. Not a far walk to The Cathedral of Learning.

Thank kirpatt2016
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful parks in Pittsburgh. I've been coming here for years. Flagstaff hill and all the paths and trails. Panther Hollow is being redone. Phipps Conservatory and gardens is just a delight to see. It's a very large park to...More

1  Thank William F
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Schenley Park is the ultimate city park in the Oakland/Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Great for walking, biking, golfing, playgrounds, ice rink, and it borders the Phipps Conservatory.

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Husbands, wives and lovers write their names on locks, attached to a bridge, and then throw the keys into the river Seine. Now, the Schenley Park Bridge in Oakland is taking on the look of love with numerous locks attached to a sidewalk fence.

Thank Kelvin M
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went for a hike here on the Panther gulch trail. We were able to get a 1 1/2 hike in starting from Phipps Conservatory, and there was more hiking to do.

Thank Poormtnbkr
Reviewed December 7, 2015

wonderful park surrounded by the universities. quiet place to walk and get away from all the hustle. well maintained.. very nice trails

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Schenley Park is one of my favorites from my college days. In the Oakland area it is close to universities, museums, Phipps Conservatory and many cultural attractions. Even though it is in an urban area it is very large, with wooded areas, rolling open areas,...More

1  Thank MoonTwpMan
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