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Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

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Schenley Park () is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. In 2011, the park was named one of "America's Coolest City Parks" by Travel + Leisure.
The park is made up of 300 acres (120 ha) donated by Mary Schenley in 1889 and another 120 acres (49 ha) that the city subsequently purchased from her. Another 36 acres (15 ha) were acquired at a later date, bringing the park's total size to 456 acres (185 ha), and making it the second largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, behind Frick Park.

The park borders the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, and technically Carnegie Mellon University is actually within Schenley Park.

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  • Since we could not get tickets for Conservatory we went to the park for a walk. What a pleasant surprise. There were many options to choose for a walking path. We began just wending our way down and....  more »
  • I thought I get my exercise on and do some hiking in this nice Pittsburgh park. I kind of like how they have it designed. They got some easy to navigate dirt trails which one can get easily exit and.....  more »
  • It's always clean and a great place to exercise, take a stroll, or go on a date. There are cute paths, parks, a pool with a $5 entry fee for non-members, fountains, an ice skating rink, movies in the park, and adorable ponds. I spend a lot of time here!
  • Beautiful park, right in the middle of the city. Only thing I'd ask though is that the city do something about all the deer... I love to look at them, but they poop all over some of the nicer grassy areas to sit in. I just wish I could sit in all the grass without worrying about what the deer leave behind :/

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