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Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

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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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TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful setting in the center of Pittsburgh with many walking trails, soccer fields, children's activities, and scenic views  more »
  • We walked from one end of the park to the other and found it to be a wonderful place, with trails and places to enjoy the outdoors. Very large. We were there in Feb and enjoyed it even in the winter!  more »
  • Schenley park provides places to do tennis, to run, to ice skate or sled. A small playground is also great.  more »
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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.