Frick Park, bordering the Pittsburgh neighborhoods's of Point Breeze
, Regent Square
, and Squirrel Hill
, is the largest of Pittsburgh's regional parks. The 561 acres of trails, woods, streams, and recreational attractions at this municipal park are a favorite destination for outdoor and birding enthusiasts (over 100 species of birds have been recorded).
Location / Directions:
Admission & Fees:
The grounds at Frick Park are entirely free and open to the public.
What to Expect:
If you love the woods, then you'll love this forested city park. Four grand stone gatehouse entrances designed by architect John Russel Pope provide entrance to Frick Park, or wander in along Forbes Avenue which runs through the park. The 151 original acres of the park donated by Henry Clay Frick are now the Frick Woods Nature Reserve, completely undeveloped and left as a wildlife habitat, criss-crossed by paths and trails for walking and biking. Dogs are welcome on leash in all areas of the park, and a Dogs are welcome in all areas of the park on a leash, and a popular Off-Leash Exercise Area features water fountains and bags for waste disposal along the trail.
Frick Art & Historical Center:
Devoted to the life of industrialist and art collector, Henry Clay Frick, this family-friendly historical destination in Pittsburgh's residential East End includes an art museum, the Frick residence Clayton House, a children's playhouse, and workshops.
Frick Art & Historical Center
Events at Frick Park:
Frick Park plays host to a variety of cultural and environmental events, such as concerts, sporting events, and family-friendly fun. Highlights include:
- The annual Alphabet Trails & Tales, an annual literacy event held each September.
- Halloween-themed nocturnal walks for kids each October, known as Bump in the Night.
- The annual First Fridays at the Frick outdoor musical performance series takes place on the first Friday in June, July, August, and September on the Great Lawn in front of Clayton.
Weddings and Parties:
The Frick Art and Historical Center located on over five acres of lawns and gardens in Pittsburgh's residential East End provides a distictive setting and excellent wedding assistance whether you host an intimate reception at The Frick Art Museum, or a grand wedding in the Rotunda, followed by music and dancing on the lawn of the Victorian mansion. The grounds of Frick Park also offer many beautiful locations for wedding and engagement photographs.
Sports & Recreation:
Frick Park has what are probably the best mountain bike trails available inside the city of Pittsburgh limits, much of it multitrack. Walking only trails are available as well. Frick Park is also home to the only public lawn bowling green in Pennsylvania, Try your hand at this 13th-century pastime at the Frick Park Bowling Green, the only public lawn bowling green in Pennsylvania, maintained by the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club
. All equipment is available to members without charge, and the bowling club offers free lessons to beginners, league play and informal bowling. The park also features red clay tennis courts, baseball fields, and the popular Blue Slide Playground (Beechwood Boulevard and English Lane).
For More Information:
Frick Environmental Center
2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Website: Frick Park