Schenley Plaza Oakland's green oasis

Operated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Plaza is located between the Carnegie and Hillman Libraries, the Cathedral of Learning, and the Frick Fine Arts Building. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, this much-loved community greenspace attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, providing gathering places, entertainment, and a grand entrance to Schenley Park.

The Plaza features:

A one-acre lawn

Ever-changing ornamental gardens, and landscaping featuring plants native to western Pennsylvania

Dining kiosks

Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Free Programs

Free fitness, family, and entertainment programs

Tented Area

A tented area, chairs, and café tables

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The PNC Carousel carries on an historic tradition of carousels in Pittsburgh parks

The original Schenley Park Carousel was opened to the public at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield roads in 1913. Both today's carousel and the original showcased a menagerie of animals that symbolize the fellowship and diversity of Pittsburgh.

Erected in 2006, this Victorian-style carousel was built by American craftsmen and generously funded by the PNC Financial Services Group. The PNC Carousel is Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction. Visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy its lively colors and old-fashioned pipe organ music.

Dining at Schenley Plaza

Food Kiosk Asia Tea House

Offers fresh sushi and other Asian cuisine such as fried rice and egg rolls.

Food Kiosk K STATION

Brings a bit of spice to the Plaza with flavorful and delicious authentic dishes.

Full Service Restaurant The Porch at Schenley

A full-service restaurant located in the Plaza’s northwest corner.

FOOD KIOSK Omar's Halal Grill

A food kiosk offering a wide variety of flavorful dishes in the heart of Schenley Plaza.