Schenley Park Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park.

Created in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley the park now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions.

A daily destination for university students, business people, and outdoor enthusiasts, the park also hosts major annual events such as the Vintage Grand Prix and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure.

Visitors to Schenley Park can spend a morning at the remarkable Phipps Conservatory, enjoy lunch and a midday concert at the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center, relax on Flagstaff Hill, play a round at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, head to the Schenley Oval Sportsplex for ice skating or summer sports, or take a dip in the swimming pool. And of course, the trails offer a refreshing and convenient escape from city noise and congestion.

Biking

Hiking

Swimming

Playground

Sportsplex & Skate Rink

Walking

Golfing

Disc Golfing

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Featured Park Project

Westinghouse Memorial

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy collaborated with the City of Pittsburgh to renew this remarkable space. Reopened in 2016, the Westinghouse Memorial restoration includes a reestablished lily pond, renewal of the memorial sculpture, landscaping with native plants, new nighttime lighting, and stormwater management.

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