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Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Schenley Park is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. In 2011, the park was named one of "America's Coolest City Parks" by Travel + Leisure.The park is made up of donated by Mary Schenley in 1889 and another that the city subsequently purchased from her. Another were acquired at a later date, bringing the park's total size to, and making it the second largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, behind Frick Park.The park borders the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.FacilitiesSchenley Park features a grand entrance, Schenley Plaza, and several miles of hiking trails and a large lake in Panther Hollow. Across from the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is Flagstaff Hill, a popular place to watch outdoor movies in the summer.
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  • Great little park nestled in the city. Nice water attractions, decent sledding hill, and some ruins to scramble around and explore. 
  • This is a really beautiful park. There are tons of trails and green spaces, and a few play grounds for kids. There are also some great bridges that provide nice views of the city and the park below. 
  • some great views of this part of Pittsburgh - we had a nice walk around (and up and down) after our time in the Phipps. A great way to stretch the legs! 
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  • A beautiful, big park with a variety of activities, venues and plantings. Think of this like Central Park in New York. It's huge. It's Pittsburgh's Central Park. People use it year round.
  • Love this park! Beautiful area, some hiking, Frisbee golf course is pretty great too! All around wonderful place to spend a day.
  • Nice location and large park to walk though. Kept up nicely. Visit every year for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race.
  • Gotta love Schenley Park, beautiful place to go for a run, a picnic or just to escape the noise of Oakland. Within walking distance of Pitt's campus, but it is a bit of a journey.
  • Beautiful park. There are many trails if you want to go for jogging/walking. I pick the panther trail for the activity.