Our Parks

Frick Park Path

Citiparks cooperates with other city and county departments to provide many facilities and special interest areas to our residents. Please enjoy all of the parks that Pittsburgh and the surrounding region has to offer year round.

Other Info:

  • Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park
  • Field Permits (Public Works)
  • Off-Leash Exercise Areas
  • Park Facilities (Public Works)
  • Park Shelters (Public Works)
  • Schenley Park Skating Rink Facility Rental

Dog Parks

Citiparks offers several special areas where your dog can legally run without a leash. Off-Leash Exercise Areas (OLEAs) are important for dog socializing and unhindered play. Please enjoy these parks with your furry friends!


Year-round Off Leash Areas:

  • Allegheny Commons Park (West Commons), Central Northside
  • Bernard Dog Run, Lawrenceville
  • Frick Park, Squirrel Hill
  • Olympia Park, Mount Washington
  • Riverfront Park, South Side
  • Riverview Park, Perry North

Before attending one of our dog parks please review the OLEA Guidelines and Rules

Bob O'Connor Golf Course

The Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park – located in the rolling hills of Schenley Park between Oakland and Squirrel Hill – is the only golf course located within the City of Pittsburgh.

The 18-hole course, which opened in 1902, is currently operated by The First Tee of Pittsburgh.  It features 4,620 yards of golf for a par of 67.  The course rating is 63.3 and the slope rating is 104.

In 2007 the course was renamed in memory of Mayor Bob O’Connor, a Squirrel Hill resident who often played the course.

Three full-sized indoor simulators are available when the golf course is open and after dark by reservation.  Individual and group lessons, equipment, pull-cart rentals, and a fully stocked pro shop are available – as well as facilities for parties and meetings.

Golf Course Information

Park Rules

  • Parks are open to the public every day of the year from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • Vehicles in the parks are restricted to roads. The speed limit is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted.
  • Ride bicycles on a paved vehicular road, or path designated for that purpose.
  • A bicyclist is permitted to wheel or push a bicycle by hand over any grassy area or wooded trail or on any paved area reserved for pedestrian use.
  • Swimming, bathing and wading may take place only in places provided for these activities.
  • Dogs and other pets must be on a leash and under the control of the owner.
  • No pets are allowed on playgrounds or courts at any time.
  • Place trash in trash receptacles only. If trash receptacles are not provided, take your refuse with you.
  • Never dump or deposit trash on any park lands or in park waters.
  • Cooperate in keeping the restrooms and washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition.
  • Do not set fires except in designated cooking areas.
  • Picnickers must completely extinguish all fires before leaving the park.
  • Never throw lighted matches, or other flammable material in any park area.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the parks, except by special permission of the Director.
  • Never damage, pollute, disfigure or remove any natural resource, structures or equipment in the parks.
  • Do not hunt, kill, molest, frighten or tease any animals, reptiles or birds in the park.
  • Bottles, containers or other items made of glass are prohibited from the park.
  • Motorized model airplanes are not allowed in the parks.
  • No soliciting, vending, advertising or sign posting is allowed in the parks, except by special permission of the Director.
  • All park facilities, including but not limited to parks, playgrounds and pools in the City of Pittsburgh, are designated as tobacco-free. This applies to the consumption of all tobacco products including smokeless tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and/or any other tobacco substitute product that creates smoke or other vapors and regardless of whether it produces an odor of any kind.
  • The Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation and his/her designated representatives, including but not limited to park rangers, are hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of Article § 473.05 - BEHAVIOR or any other provisions in the City of Pittsburgh Code pertaining to conduct in City parks, any regulations and policies issued thereunder and to issue citations for any violations thereof in accordance with City Code Section 101.09.

Frick Park

Frick Park is the largest park in the City of Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Frick Park includes...

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Off-Leash Dog Are
  • Playgound
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts

Frick Park Fun Facts

  • Frick Park is 644 acres – the largest of Pittsburgh's parks
  • Frick Park was bequeathed to the City of Pittsburgh by Henry Clay Frick in 1919, but the park did not open until 1927
  • Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller's album Blue Slide Park is named for the large slide in Frick Park

For More Information please see: http://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-park

Schenley Park

Schenley Park one of the City of Pittsburgh's large municipal parks. Schenley Park is listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places as a historic district.

Things to do in Schenley Park includes...

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Off-Leash Dog Are
  • Playgounds
  • Golfing
  • Disc Golfing
  • Skating Rink
  • Sportsplex
    • Running Track
    • Tennis
    • Soccer Field

Schenley Park Fun Facts

  • Schenley Park is home to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the largest vintage sports car race in the United States and draws more 250,000 spectators each year
  • The Sportsplex, sometimes called "The Oval", was at one time used for horse races

Highland Park

Highland Park began as a water reservoir for the City of Pittsburgh, but its beautiful greenery and setting drew so many visitors that it was officially established as a park.

Things to do in Highland Park includes...

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Off-Leash Dog Are
  • Playgounds
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Highland Park Fun Facts

  • Highland Park's main entrance features two bronze statues by famed sculpture Giuseppe Moretti
  • Highland Park was originally used as farmland. A 190-year-old farmhouse still stands in the park

Riverview Park

Riverview is 259-acre park on the City of Pittsburgh's north side. He park is known for scenic trails and steep hills.

Things to do in Riverview Park includes...

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Off-Leash Dog Are
  • Playgounds
  • Horeseback Riding
  • Swimming
  • The Allegheny Observatory

Riverview Park Fun Facts

  • Riverview Park is home to the only equestrian path in the city

Regional & Neighborhood Parks

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