Frick Park is the largest municipal park in Pittsburgh and covers 561 acres, making it one of Pittsburgh's four historic large parks. The park is bordered by east end neighborhoods Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill, Swisshelm Park and Regent Square. The park is said to have been a birthday gift from millionaire industrialist Henry Clay Frick to his 17-year-old daughter, Helen.
Many well-known landscape architects, including those from the Innocenti and Webel firm, put their minds together to design this a vast and impressive natural sanctuary that keeps people coming back for more all throughout the year. Distinctive gatehouse entrances can be found all along the edges, while inside are miles of biking, hiking, and jogging trails, lawn bowling greens,tennis courts, baseball fields, playgrounds (including the Blue Slide Park made famous by Pittsburgh raised rap artist Mac Miller), designated dog areas, a nature reserve, an environmental center, and an art and historical center.
It's a terrific family destination and peaceful place to stroll or think along the beautiful heavily wooded trails.
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