Point State Park, Pittsburgh

Point State Park (locally known as The Point) is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acres (150,000 m2) in Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River.

Built on land acquired via eminent domain from industrial enterprises in the 1950s, the park opened in August 1974 when construction was completed on its iconic fountain. Pittsburgh settled on the current design after rejecting an alternative plan for a Point Park Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The park also includes the outlines and remains of two of the oldest structures in Pittsburgh, Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne. The Fort Pitt Museum, housed in the Monongahela Bastion of Fort Pitt, commemorates the French and Indian War (1754–63), in which the area soon to become Pittsburgh was a major battlefield. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 for its role in the strategic struggles between Native Americans, French colonists, and British colonists, for control of the Ohio River watershed.
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  • Point State Park along with the many bridges is one of the highlights of downtown Pittsburgh. Point State Park is right in between two rivers The Monongahela River and The Allegheny River. Point....  more »
  • Thank you Pittsburgh for preserving the park and the easy access to it. Lota of history and a great opportunity to take a large amounts of pictures from various angles and vantage point. Great...  more »
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  • Great park within downtown Pittsburgh but feels remote and tranquil. Commonly used as a festival location. This is at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, where the Ohio begins. Walking trails, the Fort Pitt museum, beautiful views of the city and Rivers, and more can be found here. The giant fountain in the top of the point is a great meeting spot and a truly huge fountain. Fun spot.
  • A beautiful space to go for a walk and clear the mind. We were lucky to stay within walking distance from this park while visiting the city. Went for a stroll around 8am and there were not many people there (Saturday too). You can take some really great pictures of the local bridges and have the chance to walk along the river. You get views of the Duquesne incline, Heinz Field and the local skyline as you walk down the park. Be careful walking on the main path as cyclists can come pretty fast through. Plenty of benches and overall a place I recommend to visit.

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