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“Awesome trails, huge span of land, many park areas, so much nature!”
Review of Frick Park

Frick Park
Ranked #51 of 170 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The largest of Pittsburgh's historic regional parks at 644 acres, Frick Park is also the youngest. Although Henry Clay Frick bequeathed the original 151 acres to the city in 1919, the park did not open until 1927 after additional land had been acquired. Most recently, 106 acres were annexed to the park as part of the process that created the Summerset at Frick Park housing development and restored the Nine Mile Run stream valley. Today, Frick Park stretches from its northern borders in Point Breeze down to the Monongahela River. Known as Pittsburgh’s woodland park for its extensive trails throughout steep valleys and wooded slopes, Frick Park is an ideal escape from the noise of the city. Birding enthusiasts love to visit Clayton Hill, where well over 100 species of birds have been recorded. Children flock to the famous Blue Slide Playground and learn about nature at the Frick Environmental Center. The park also features red clay tennis courts, baseball fields, and the only public lawn bowling green in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has completed extensive ecological restoration work in Frick Park since the Conservancy’s first capital project in 2000, the restoration of Reynolds Street gatehouse entrance. Currently, the Parks Conservancy is working to rebuild the Frick Environmental Center to replace the burned-down structure and create an urban hub for environmental education in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome trails, huge span of land, many park areas, so much nature!”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Frick park is a phenomenal place. In the eastern part of Pittsburgh, you'll find very few people who don't already know this or will challenge such a statement.

Many know it mostly for the play ground on the corner of Forbes and South Braddock avenue in the Regent Square neighborhood. There you find a melting pot of children and parents on on swings, slides, and jungle gyms. Beside it, a popular baseball diamond used by local little leagues and softball teams. Next some of the nicest outdoor clay tennis courts you'll find in the region and a n environmental center where you'll find the beginning of some of the most popular trails.

Then you have another piece to this wonderful place which is arguably the best play ground portion of Frick in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood known as the blue slide park by many. You'll quickly notice the blue slides and unique jungle gym features here but also a long paved walking trail heading back toward a wooded area. Along the way, a series of outdoor fitness stations that will trump many expensive gyms will whip anyone into better shape paired with a jog. At the deepest part of this section is a very popular dog park.

Lower Frick sits in a valley between the previously mentioned major sections. this is where you'll find a soccer field that also is used for ultimate frisbee pick up games. Almost every known trail can be picked up at some point in its respective journey here. Several small streams meet a larger creek full of tadpoles. Preserved wetlands house birds, frogs, and a variety of plant species.

There are several other pieces that are not as well known. my favorite being in the Point Breeze neighborhood. Another smaller section hidden behind a residential dead-end street in regent Square.

The bottom line here is that this park is a must visit if you enjoy nature walks, trail jogs, hiking, mountain biking, recreational field sports, play time, or admiring nature. Please do your part in keeping this park beautiful when you visit.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Dave S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Wonderful park in the city”
Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

This large park sits in the east end of the city and is bordered by several neighborhoods which provide a variety of entrance points. The park boasts several fields, a dog park, and miles of trails for hiking and biking. Near the Point Breeze entrance you will find the Frick Art and Historical center and lawn bowling greens, both which are worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Kurt R
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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, United States
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“A Place for Hikers”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Haven' t been in a while, but it is easy to lose ones way in this old park!
It is set in the middle of Pittsburgh's East End and offers so much for the hiker, dog walker and birdwatcher. Homewood Cemetery is easily accessed from this park. For a good, hearty hike, Frick Park is one of the best. Wear your good hiking boots !

1 Thank Janis R
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Park!”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I love living down the street from Frick Park! It's great for a nature hike, taking your dog to the dog park or just lounging around enjoying the scenery! There are areas of it that could use some work, but it's not bad!

Visited January 2013
Thank SGcvn69
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“Nice park for kids, dogs and just relaxing.”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

I recently went to Frick Park dog park on a warm day in December. It was a lot of fun, and also walked my dog in other areas and there are many dogs within the dog park and in the park in general and all are well-behaved and controlled by their owners. Highly recommend.

Visited December 2012
Thank Michelle A
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