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Frick Park

2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1726
+1 412-682-7275
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City Dweller's Escape to the Woods

This park has tons of trails. It is located in the city and offers a quick escape for nature... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
ECSPittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wonderful dog park and playground for kids

Frick Park has good trails, but it is easy to get lost if not paying attention. Frick Park has... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Allise W
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1726
Squirrel Hill South
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This park has tons of trails. It is located in the city and offers a quick escape for nature lovers. The fall leaves are beautiful, but every season offers something different.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Frick Park has good trails, but it is easy to get lost if not paying attention. Frick Park has much to offer--with trails, playground, dog park, sports areas, grassy areas, and restroom facilities.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

You can wander trails uphill and down through trees and brush. Very extensive. Paths well maintained. Ecological experiments going on. Some wildlife.

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Reviewed 30 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

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 24 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!

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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.

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Reviewed 3 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
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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
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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

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You'll see the parking, it's on Braddock - at the courts.
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