Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park

[ad#right]The other day I went for a walk in Schenley Park and realized that I had taken photos there last fall and never put them up! I actually meant to do a whole blog post on the park but I never happened so here it is now! If you live in Pittsburgh there is a good chance you have been to Schenley Park or at least have heard about it. I had heard about it before I moved into the city, but never actually went to it till last fall. One thing that I’ve learned about living in the city is that there are actually a lot of parks located in the city, which is really nice for people that live in the city. That way we don’t have to drive 30 minutes out of the city to feel like we are out of the city in a nice park.

Schenley Park is located in the heart of Oakland and is really easy to find. It is actually quite a large park, made up of 456 acres! What’s crazy is that many people don’t even know its there! The park was actually founded in 1889, so it’s been there for quite a while. The annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure are held at Schenley Park every year. I actually haven’t even been through the entire park but it is filled with trails, a huge lake, golf course, pool and an ice skating rink.

I usually go to Schenley Park to just relax and get a good walk in and take some photos. Also Schenley Park is right next to Schenley Plaza so some days I will go to the park then head over to the Plaza to use the free WiFi to get some work done. Here are some photos I look last fall at the park.

You can see all of the photos I took here in my Flickr set. Schenley Park is a really great park and even better that its located right in the city! If you are ever in Pittsburgh make sure you take a stroll though Schenley Park you won’t be disappointed!