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.