The 5 Best Parks in Pittsburgh

Chanel Mowatt

Pittsburgh is pretty well known as the Steel City, but did you know that it has some beautiful parks too? Aside from its incredible bridges and steel, Pittsburgh has many opportunities to see nature and relax outdoors. Here are five of the best parks in Pittsburgh.

Play time at Riverview Park

1. Evergreen Community Park


Hot Dog Dam in Frick Park, Pittsburgh
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Evergreen is a great place to connect with nature and feel part of a community. The park is beautiful and full of great places for photographers to snap photos. There are several spots within the park dedicated to organized sports including a baseball field, two tennis courts, a volleyball net, two basketball courts and a soccer field. If you work up an appetite throughout the course of the day you can use grills found in the park to whip up a meal. There is also a full kitchen to rent for larger events – just give the park a call first.

2. Frick Park


Frick Park, named after Henry Clay Frick who donated the initial land of the park, is a great place to jog, hike, bike and walk amongst beautiful scenic trails or even participate in a game of lawn bowling. The Frick also offers an off-leash walking area for dog owners and their dogs to enjoy a bit of independence from one another. There is also “Hot Dog Dam” where dogs can take a dip in the water for a quick swim! Stop by the The Frick Art and Historical Center, it’s one of few free museums in Pittsburgh with Henry Clay Frick’s collection of historic art, plus special exhibitions. Frick Park, 6750 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 Chanel Mowatt

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