Situated in the heart of vibrant Oakland near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Schenley Park is a favorite hangout hub for Pittsburghers of every brand. Schenley is a daily destination for university students, professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts among many other people and also hosts major annual events such as the Vintage Grand Prix and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. The park was developed in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley and now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions.
Visitors to Schenley Park can spend a morning at the Phipps Conservatory, enjoy lunch and a concert at the Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center, kick back on Flagstaff Hill, play a round at the Bob O'Connor Golf Course, head to the Schenley Oval Sportsplex for ice skating or summer sports, or take a dip in the swimming pool. For bikers, joggers, and casual walkers, the trails that meander through the park offer the perfect tranquil escape from the busy streets of Oakland. Within and around the park are many beautiful sites to see such as the trails, meadows, and Panther Hollow Valley as well as notable buildings such as the Carnegie Museums and Library, the Phipps Conservatory, and the Neill Log House.