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.
- Closed on Mondays during winter and fall.
- 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.
- Cafe Phipps
- Big Jim’s Restaurant & Bar
- Chasers, Say Cheese Pizza
- R&A Sphinx Cafe
- Yesterday’s Bar & Grill
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7.41% 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
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.
Amazing park right in the city. Trails for walking/running, a nice track, playgrounds, soccer fields, lots to do :)
This park is enormous. Great hiking trails and places to picnic. Big trees and many fields. I love this place.
Beautiful park! Has a ton of attractions like ice skating, frisbee golf, tennis court, soccer field, and a track. Great tourist spot that also gives you a great view of the Cathedral of Learning and a lot of the city. The paths are nice and fairly well kept that make for a great view most time of the year.
What a fantastic park. Love the relaxed atmosphere every once in a while. Check out the "Vintage" car race if you can, alot of people get into it and they are super friendly.