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Frick Park

2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
+1 412-682-7275
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Outstanding

Numerous options for walking trails for all ages. We spent several hours on a few trails - the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
mktravelej
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Smithtown, New York
Great Park

Frick Park is an expansive area, filled with trails, green spaces, and is a great place to explore... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
MEKA354
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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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.
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Squirrel Hill South
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Numerous options for walking trails for all ages. We spent several hours on a few trails - the terrain was easy to manage and not too crowded. Pet friendly, and those we met along the trails were equally friendly. We hiked with college students -...More

Thank mktravelej
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Frick Park is an expansive area, filled with trails, green spaces, and is a great place to explore within the city.

Thank MEKA354
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I expected a small loop trail around a city park. This is real woods with gentle slopes, trails in all directions and dense trees. In some parts, I didn't even hear the road noise and the city was gone, replaced by nature. Excellent!

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I had a friend take me here while visiting Pittsburgh. Great trails for walking and talking. We walked for close to an hour and saw the Frick mansion and explored trails throughout the park. There's a lot to see.

Thank IdahoGems
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We wanted a 3 or 4 mile walk so we took a walk down Reynolds to the park and then into the park. What a great place t wander and just be outside and so near the city. I grew up in this park and...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I am a tennis player, and just had to play on these courts, it was really fun, but the play is quite different, your balls bounce different and slower. It is not ideal for any league or tournament but more a place to say you...More

Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My sister in law lives nearby, so whenever I visit, I will go to Frick Park for a long walk. It is within the city limits, but you can go on a number of trails and feel you are far from human habitation. There are...More

Thank ScottW007
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Legend has it that when steel baron Henry Clay Frick's daughter turned 16, he asked her what she wanted for her birthday. She replied that she would like a park where she and her friends could play. Frick purchased hundreds of acres of wooded land...More

Thank OntheBikeTrail
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Frick park is home to the Frick House (house owned by the Frick family, one of the founders of the Steel industry in Pittsburgh), as well as a vintage car collection, and a very interesting art collection, as well. Really enjoyed seeing the different vintage...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I are staying at an Air BnB near the park and decided to spend a relaxing afternoon there. We began by being at a picnic table, my wife reading and I playing my penny whistle. After a while, we went on a...More

Thank collingswoodtraveler
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Response from beth c | Reviewed this property |
You'll see the parking, it's on Braddock - at the courts.
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