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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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  • There are trails, a golf course, tennis courts, many other amenities. It wanders from Squirrel Hill to Oakland showing a lot of what makes the "Burgh' a great neighborhood city with a lot of green spa...  more »
  • A beautiful city park with a lot to do near Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Very happy to see the city has cleaned up the area around the The Westinghouse Memorial, a very...  more »
  • Don't miss this beau and large park. Peaceful and offers biking picnicking and jogging while over looking the city.  more »
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  • Nice conservatory with many plants and beautiful walkways. The Christmas lights were worth the price of admission. Hundreds of pointsettias were excellent accents to the many decorated trees. The outdoor lights were fun to walk through and would have liked to see a few more. Definitely worth a Christmas time visit
  • This is a great place to enjoy by traveling around or you can catch an event. I attended the Grand Prix and this was a great place to have such an iconic event. If you have free time and love to explore check out Schenley Park.
  • Phipps Holiday Light Festival - fabulous! Well worth the cost of admission! It took us about 1 1/2 hours to walk through everything. We were glad we went, despite the bad weather.😄
  • Always a pleasure to amble through, the Phipps Conservatory has a delightful (if *very* packed with attendees) winter lights walking tour. Dress in layers, so that transition between indoors and outdoors can be made with ease and comfort.
  • This is one of Pittsburgh's premier parks. Beginning in the middle of the Pitt Campus, numerous activities can be found within the park. For family enjoyment, this is a top rated park. I suggest exploration. You can always find something new

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Pittsburgh's downtown area is so packed with hotels it is often possible to get top rooms here at bargain prices. Bear in mind that most visitors to Pittsburgh want to stay in this central part of town, so you do need to look for discounts early and book well in advance. If you're visiting universities or other attractions outside of Pittsburgh itself, you can find comfortable airport accommodations just west of the city. Consider also the college neighborhood of Oakland, offering some of the least expensive rooms in Pittsburgh.
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