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Frick Park

2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1726
+1 412-682-7275
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A truly amazing Pittsburgh park

Legend has it that when steel baron Henry Clay Frick's daughter turned 16, he asked her what she... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cool place to visit

Frick park is home to the Frick House (house owned by the Frick family, one of the founders of the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
John S
York, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1726
Squirrel Hill South
+1 412-682-7275

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Legend has it that when steel baron Henry Clay Frick's daughter turned 16, he asked her what she wanted for her birthday. She replied that she would like a park where she and her friends could play. Frick purchased hundreds of acres of wooded land...More

Thank OntheBikeTrail
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Frick park is home to the Frick House (house owned by the Frick family, one of the founders of the Steel industry in Pittsburgh), as well as a vintage car collection, and a very interesting art collection, as well. Really enjoyed seeing the different vintage...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I are staying at an Air BnB near the park and decided to spend a relaxing afternoon there. We began by being at a picnic table, my wife reading and I playing my penny whistle. After a while, we went on a...More

Thank collingswoodtraveler
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I love this park, and if I lived in Pittsburgh I would walk my dogs here all the time! The trails are well kept and enjoyable with all the inclines, declines, bridges, steps, and benches. They have a grassy clearance on the bottom near a...More

Thank Lissa3891
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Frick is a HUGE park with North Frick having lots of walking trails that have several levels. There is also a bowling green in a beautiful setting. You can walk under the Forbes Bridge from North Frick or enter Frick via the newly finished activity...More

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Frick Park is full of magnificent old trees, up and down trails, wildflowers, and happy dogs. People can plan a stroll on flat ground or a more ambitious hike, bike, or run on rolling trails. Last Spring we saw dogwalkers with 6 to 9 dogs...More

Thank 277rupam
Management response:Responded 26 May 2017

Thanks for the thorough review 277rupam! Frick Park is indeed a natural wonderland and we take great pride in ensuring it provides enjoyment for all. We appreciate you sharing your concerns and are actually working on new signage to help better navigate the paths and...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great, large park in Pittsburgh. Wonderful playgrounds, trails, and sledding hills. Highly recommend!

Thank allisonolander
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Before the cold temperatures and snow fell, my wife and I went to Frick park for the first time. We loved it. Parking was free and easy. There was a Porta John at the parking lot. The walk took you through many acres of the...More

1  Thank Harmony5859
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice trails through beautiful woods. We were treated to some spectacular colors in early November. The trails seemed popular with commuting school kids, families, joggers, walkers, and a few mountain bikers (the trails are wide enough to usually allow for 2 or 3 abreast).

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I spend quite a bit of time in Pittsburgh and I visit this park often with my dog who travels with me. As much as I adore this park I was very disappointed with many people I met there today who were all dog owners....More

2  Thank Dtravis814
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4 November 2016|
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Response from beth c | Reviewed this property |
You'll see the parking, it's on Braddock - at the courts.