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Schenley Park

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Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
As featured in Pittsburgh Outdoors and 1 other guide
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Address: Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: +1 412-422-6523
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nice little park

Great little park nestled in the city. Nice water attractions, decent sledding hill, and some ruins to scramble around and explore.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little park nestled in the city. Nice water attractions, decent sledding hill, and some ruins to scramble around and explore.

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Durham, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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.

Thank mtd143
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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!

Thank John B
Butler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

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. Parking was efficient, the park paths were clean, and we felt safe.

Thank MrsPsPicks
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I love Schenley Park I've been coming here since I was a child. It's always fun to watch a movie on Flagstaff hill. This is a park in the middle of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh just minutes from The University of Pittsburgh easily walkable. There are many trails and paths to walk on. This park is also close to... More 

1 Thank Charlene C
poconos, pa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful park. Can spend an entire day. Phipps Conservatory is in the park, as well as trails. I didn't get to see it all, but I look forward to going back.

Thank paris4me
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Visited Pittsburgh and spent several hrs. with my daughter and her friend walking through the park. What a lovely place, lots of trails.

Thank PLS27
Wimberley, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a huge park with shaded tree-lined paths, adjacent to the botanical gardens, which are also lovely. It was easy to find parking on the streets.

Thank RebekahGrace P
Medina, Ohio
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97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you have the time, a walk around Panther Hollow can be an extremely pleasurable experience -- anytime of the year. The pathway was built during the depression by the CCC and considerable care was taken to ensure a wide and pleasurable experience. The other features in the park are attractive but the Panther Hollow trail is my favorite.

1 Thank John L
Pittsburgh Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Schenley park is a great place to go to bike, hike, or simply relax. Check out their concepts in Schenley...they are free! We just attended one a few weeks ago...very relaxing and plenty of hill seating. Many hiking trails that will take you into tranquil areas of the woods. Nice sightseeing or picture taking place. Bikers have many places to... More 

Thank TravelerAllAround

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