August Wilson Park
This park located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, recently was renovated and has had its named changed from Cliffside Park.
Blue Knob All-Season Resort
This resort in Claysburg, boasts the highest skiable mountain in Pennsylvania. It also has Nordic skiing, snow tubing, and lodging. Enjoy the warmer months there in the summer golfing, biking, and swimming.
Located in Monroeville and Plum Borough, Boyce Park, part of the Allegheny County park system, in addition to having a wave pool, skate park, archery range and shelters, has Allegheny County’s only downhill ski slope.
Deer Lakes Park
An Allegheny County park, Deer Lakes Park is located in Frazer and West Deer townships and has three fishing lakes, an observatory, spray park, shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds, as well as walking, hiking and jogging trails.
The largest of Pittsburgh’s historic regional parks, Frick Park encompasses 644 acres stretching from Point Breeze to the Monongahela River. It has an extensive network of trails, the Frick Environmental Center, playground, tennis courts, baseball fields, and the only public lawn bowling green in the state.
Harrison Hills Park
Harrison Hills Park, located in Harrison Township, has an environmental learning center, shelters, a scenic overlook, playgrounds, soccer fields, ponds, and walking, hiking and bridle trails.
Situated in Hampton and Indiana Townships, Hartwood Acres belongs to the Allegheny County Park system and provides tours of the Hartwood Mansion. It features cross-country skiing, hiking, walking and biking trails. It also hosts free concerts on Sunday nights in the summer.
Hidden Valley Resort
Located in Hidden Valley, the resort has 26 ski slopes and trails and two terrain parks. The resort also has lodging, dining and a spa. In the summer, enjoy the mountain scenery while golfing.
A City of Pittsburgh park, Highland Park grew up around the reservoir located there. The track around the reservoir is very popular with runners and walkers. The park also has several gardens, a fountain and reflecting pool, as well as a bike track, swimming pool, sand volleyball courts, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
This park in the City of Pittsburgh is noted for its beautiful walled gardens. Located in Shadyside, Mellon Park was once part of the Richard Beatty Mellon estate.
This small urban garden is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. It has beautiful fountains and often hosts concerts during the summer.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
This luxurious mountain idyll features several fine places to stay from the luxurious Chateau to townhomes. There as numerous places to dine, and it has a spa for pampering yourself. Activities range from golf to skiing, to sporting clays to snowshoeing.
Located on more than 3,000 acres in McCandless, Hampton, and Pine Township, North Park has a 65-acre lake suitable for fishing and kayaking. It also has a golf course, swimming pool, skating rink, deck hockey rink, and numerous shelters and trails.
Point State Park
Located in the Golden Triangle of Pittsburgh at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark as well as a favorite green space. It was here that Pittsburgh had its birth. At the tip of the park is a grand fountain.
Located between Perrysville Avenue, Woods Run and Marshall Avenue, this wooded park predates the city of Allegheny’s annexation to the city of Pittsburgh. Home to many trails, it also has a swimming pool, ball fields, playgrounds and activities building. It is also home to the Allegheny Observatory.
Round Hill Park
One of the parks in the Allegheny County Park system, Round Hill Park is located in Elizabeth. In addition to soccer fields, a spray park, and bridle trail, the park features an exhibition farm with animals.
Created from land donated to the city by heiress Mary Schenley, Schenley Park is located in Oakland and is one of the most “social” parks in the city. A favorite among university students, it has numerous trails, soccer fields, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, the Schenley Oval Sportsplex, and Flagstaff Hill. Phipps Conservatory is located in its confines, and the Vintage Grand Prix and Race for the Cure are held here.
Located in Oakland between the Carnegie and the Hillman Library, Schenley Plaza is an urban green space that makes the most of its amenities. It features gardens, dining kiosks and restaurant, and the PNC Carousel.
Settler’s Cabin Park
Home to one of three wave pools in the Allegheny County Parks system, Settlers Cabin Park is located near Pittsburgh International Airport. It is also home to the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs is the largest four-season resort in Pennsylvania. It has a variety of lodging and dining options. It offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. The fun continues with sleigh and horseback rides and snowmobile and snowshoe tours. There are indoor and outdoor pools as well.
Bethel Park and South Park Township are home to South Park, part of the Allegheny County Park System. It has a golf course, wave pool, deck hockey and ice hockey rinks, ballfields and shelters. It hosts free concerts on Friday nights during the summer.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
The trail, 24 miles in length, will wind you through various neighborhoods of the city along all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers. Popular among walkers and bikers, the trail is used for recreation and commuting. Along the trail are many parks, such as the Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park.
White Oak Park
Located in the White Oak neighborhood of Allegheny County, this park features a wedding garden, bocce courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, shelters, and numerous trails.