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Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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! 
  • A cross country race with dozens of high school teams took place, yet the park still felt peaceful and its size wrapped us in the comfort of perspective on our place in this city and the world. Parkin...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful Park to take pictures at he also get the Cathedral of Learning at University of Pittsburgh from the park. The night time view of the city is beautiful.
  • Beautiful park. There are many trails if you want to go for jogging/walking. I pick the panther trail for the activity.
  • Schenley Park is located near Oakland and Squirrel Hill, featuring several playgrounds, hiking trails, frisbee golf, a fantastic kite flying or sledding hill, an outdoor track, several picnic shelters and a small outdoor pool and an outdoor ice rink/put put golf course.
  • Awesome park! Definitely one of the most interesting parks I've ever been to.
  • Walk your dog. Golf 18 holes of traditional golf or head over to Overlook Dr to throw 18 holes of disc golf. Ice rink is open throughout the cold months. There is a well maintained soccer field, tennis courts and track year round.
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