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.
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.