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Schenley Park

Unwind with a walk along a wooded trail, or play a game of tennis or disc golf, in one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most popular parks.

Set between the Oakland and Greenfield neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the 456 acres (184 hectares) of Schenley Park provide an ideal place to escape into the great outdoors. The second largest park in Pittsburgh, Schenley has been a favorite with locals for over a century.

Enter through the grand Schenley Plaza and choose from a range of options for fun and exercise. Walkers and joggers will love the chance to explore the many miles of trails that run through the forests and around the hills of the park. One trail takes you around a large lake in an area known as Panther Hollow.

Sports lovers will want to head to The Oval, where the majority of the park’s public facilities are located. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the 13 courts or practice your swing at Schenley Park Golf Course. During the summer months, cool off in the park’s swimming pool. In winter, glide to your heart’s content on the ice rink. There’s also an 18-hole disc golf course.

Bring a picnic and sit beneath a tree. Or, stop in for a coffee and snack at the Schenley Park Café. This building dates back to 1904, and has been restored to resemble the original structure. The nearby visitor center has maps of the parks walking trails and guides to the facilities.

Schenley Park hosts regular events throughout the year. One of the most popular is the Vintage Grand Prix in July, which attracts more than 200,000 people. Another local favorite is the free outdoor movie series held on summer evenings.

Schenley Park is open daily. It’s free to enter, although attractions such as the ice rink and golf course charge a small fee. Free parking is available on Schenley Drive on evenings and all day Sundays.


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Lodging Near Schenley Park

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$127
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh
3.9
of 5, from 369 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Carnegie Mellon University is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

$144
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
4.0
of 5, from 239 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place is close to several major medical centers, world-class museums, and universities including Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh; downtown Pittsburgh is less than two miles away.

$127
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel

5405 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
4.5
of 5, from 255 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UPMC Shadyside, Carnegie Mellon University, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. University of Pittsburgh and Bakery Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$98
Quality Inn University Center

Quality Inn University Center

3401 Blvd Of The Allies, Pittsburgh
3.3
of 5, from 476 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Pittsburgh's Oakland, this hotel is 1 block from Magee-Women's Hospital. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a half-mile from the hotel and University of Pittsburgh is 1 mile away.

$110
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh
4.2
of 5, from 259 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pittsburgh Playhouse, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University and Monongahela Incline are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$104
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center

3896 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
4.1
of 5, from 176 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Heinz Memorial Chapel and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Carnegie Mellon University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$134
Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

3341 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
3.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, and Petersen Events Center. University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$199
Mansions on Fifth Hotel

Mansions on Fifth Hotel

5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
4.3
of 5, from 98 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Shadyside, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.