Frick Park, the city’s largest park, is just steps from your door and offers extensive trails, a training course, playgrounds, tennis courts, bowling green, and open fields. Squirrel Hill’s other park, Schenley Park, is also close by and connects Squirrel Hill to Oakland through its many trails. The city’s other two parks Riverview (on the Northside), and Highland Park (In Highland Park), are just short drives from Summerset at Frick Park. Visit the Pittsburgh City Park’s website for more information.
The parks’ trails are ideal for family bike rides and some use the trails for their daily commutes. Frick and Schenley Parks are close to access points for the Eliza Furnace Trail. This trail runs along route 376 and takes cyclists downtown.
The Great Allegheny Passage has recently been completed. The trail can be picked up on the other side of the river from the Eliza Furnace Trail (by going over the Hot Metal Bridge) or by accessing it from the Waterfront or the South Side. This trail can be taken all the way to D.C. Check the Great Allegheny Passage website for information on the trail and organized trips. More information on bicycling in the parks and on the trails can be found at Bike Pgh.
Other smaller parks around the city include Mellon Park with an indoor tennis bubble and spray park, and Point Park, located at the Point.