Park Rules and Features
Parks & Facilities

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, burning cigarettes 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.

Park Features

Allegheny Landing, Isabella & Sixth Streets, North Shore: Enjoy a run along the river, a great lunch time break.

Emerald View Park: The newest of Pittsburgh's major parks encircles Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights, offering an urban wilderness experience for the slightly more adventurous.

Frick Park, Braddock Ave., Beechwood Boulevard.: Visit Frick Environmental Center, the Nature Reserve, lawn bowling, playgrounds, picnic shelters, red clay tennis courts, and more.

Grandview Overlook, Grandview Avenue: View Pittsburgh's splendid skyline.  Take the incline to Station Square.

Highland Park, Stanton, Bunkerhill & Highland Avenues: Crowned by the reservoir, the Pittsburgh Zoo resides here.  Our only long-course pool, bike trails, playgrounds, and the new bike track are part of the park.

Market Square, Fourth Avenue & Market Street:  For music, movies, speeches, and lunchtime picnics, it feels like old Pittsburgh.

Mellon Square, Sixth & Oliver Avenues: Downtown's weekday meeting place, this sophisticated park is a great lunch spot, concerts, fountains and a waterfall make it special.

Point State Park, Commonwealth Pl.: Walk, bike, or rollerblade through the Point past Fort Pitt Museum, the Block House, and our super fountain.

Riverview Park, Riverview Avenue: A swimming pool, big picnic shelters, hill and forest, and the Allegheny Observatory are part of this regional park.

Roberto Clemente Memorial Park, North Shore Drive:  At the crux of Pittsburgh's pro sports future, concerts, pathways, monuments, and views are there to enjoy.

Schenley Park, Schenley Drive:  Our oldest large park, Schenley holds a skating rink, golf course, Phipps Conservatory, a swimming pool, the oval for running, fields, courts, bridle trails, and an incredible outdoor playground.

South Side Riverfront Park 18th Street & Monongahela River: Its location in one of our busiest communities--along with a public boat dock and parking for boat trailers--makes this park a popular weekend spot.



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