Schenley ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4124226523
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Park, Hiking Trail, Golf Course, Leisure, Family And Kids, Hill, Neighborhoods
Schenley Park - Review
Schenley Park is a huge municipal park in Pittsburgh. Located between the neighbourhoods of Oakland, Greenfield & Squirrel Hill, it is listed as a historic district. At a massive 456 acres, it is the second largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, and is one of the most popular hangout spots for residents and visitors on this side of town. It was named one of ‘America’s Coolest City Parks’ by Travel + Leisure in 2011.
Schenley park has a grand entrance, which opens up into the enchanting Schenley Plaza, followed by several miles of enthralling hiking trails. It also has a large lake located in Panther Hollow, not to mention Flagstaff Hill, a popular place to catch outdoor movies during the summer. The area known as ‘The Oval’ within the park has 13 tennis courts, a running track, a soccer field, an ice- skating rink, a swimming pool and even an 18 hole disc golf course! There is also an indoor practice facility where golfers can play ‘virtual rounds’ on famous courses.
- Since 1983, Schenley Park has been home to a vintage motor sports car race, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix that takes place annually in mid-July.
- Since 1993, the park has been home to the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure, an annual fundraising event for breast cancer and Mother's Day tradition with more than 35,000 participants.
Schenley Park is one of Pittsburgh’s favourite parks, right up there with its more famous counterpart, The Frick. However, it is as enchanting as any other open space in the city, and it provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle.
Schenley Park Hours
- Closed on Mondays during winter and fall.
How To reach Schenley Park by Public Transport
- Bus Nos: 75, 81, 83, 58, 93, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 52L, 53L all ply to Schenley Park. You can catch most of these buses from various locations around the city.
Restaurants Near Schenley Park
- Cafe Phipps
- Big Jim’s Restaurant & Bar
- Chasers, Say Cheese Pizza
- R&A Sphinx Cafe
- Yesterday’s Bar & Grill
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Things to Know Before Visiting Schenley Park
7.43% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Schenley Park in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
79.1% of people start their Schenley Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Schenley Park
92.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Schenley Park
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Schenley Park, Pittsburgh Reviews
I love Schenley! Its a great place to go if you have some extra time on your hands. In the summer you can go disc golfing, hiking, golfing, and enjoy the athletic fields. There are also tons of festivals in the summer. In the winter you can go ice skating, sledding, and enjoy the ever green Phipps conservatory. This park is truly one of my favorite places in the city.
This is the best park in Pittsburgh by far. The paths are wide, so if you are bringing a dog into the paths in the woods, then you don't have to worry about ticks. The old bridges are beautiful. I would recommend a stroll in the fall towards the end of October when the leaves have changed. It's absolutely beautiful.
What's not to love? Excellent disc golf course, walking trails, playground for your kids, ice skating in the winter, soccer fields, tennis courts, a walking / running track. It's a fantastic park and I love going there for some fresh air.
Peaceful way to catch a break from City Life. We went for movies in the park a summer must! Great live music before hand and the grass is cut and clean. Last star missing due to the port a johns that are horrible and need dumped out. No pun intended.
Played disc golf. Short course. First few holes are wide open but then you are in the woods. Free. Good for beginners or a quick round. A few blind shots.