Recreation Opportunities

Deer Lakes Park
Encompassing 1,180 acres in Frazer and West Deer townships, Deer Lakes Park features three fishing lakes as well as an observatory, spray park, shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds, a multipurpose field, and walking, hiking and jogging trails.
724-265-3520
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Frick Park
The largest park in Pittsburgh is Frick Park, sprawling across 600 acres. In addition to biking and walking trails, the park is home to Pennsylvania’s only public lawn bowling course.
412-682-7275
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Hartwood Acres Park
Encompassing 629 acres in Hampton and Indiana townships, Hartwood Acres Park features free concerts on Sunday evenings from June-August. Amenities include mansion tours, teas, an off-leash dog area, and cross-country skiing, walking, hiking and bridle trails.
412-767-9200
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Highland Park
Pittsburgh’s need for a municipal water system brought about the creation of Highland Park in the late 1800s.
Phone: 412-682-7275
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McConnells Mill State Park
McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge.
RR 2 Box 16, Portersville, Pennsylvania 16051
724-368-8091
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Moraine State Park
Each year, over one million boaters, hikers, bikers and swimmers visit this 16,725-acre park.
225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville PA 16051
724-368-8811
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North Park
Encompassing 3,075 acres in Hampton, McCandless and Pine townships, North Park features a 65-acre lake with fishing and kayaking. Additional amenities include a golf course, pool, ice rink, ballfields, nature center, shelters, off-leash areas, dek hockey rink, and trails.
724-935-1766 or 724-935-1971
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Riverview Park
Riverview Park is a jewel of Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Phone: 412-682-7275
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Schenley Park
Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park.
412-682-7275
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Great Allegheny Passage
335 miles of adventure spreading across two states and the District of Columbia.
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Rails to Trails
The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have cooperated with the Rails to Trails program, converting former rail lines into bike trails. Trails course through downtown Pittsburgh, as well as its suburban and rural areas.

When the Great Allegheny Passage is completed, cyclists will be able to pedal 318 miles from Pittsburgh to the nation’s capital. Hikers are also welcomed on the trail.
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