Frick Park

Quick Facts 
  • In the City of Pittsburgh
  • 560 acres
  • Busy urban park with many different types of amenities and users
  • Managed by the Pittsbugh Parks Conservancy (PPC) and City of Pittsburgh CitiParks
PTAG Park Steward(s) 
DeeDee Grace
Jon Lewis

At over 560 acres, Frick Park is Pittsburgh's biggest urban park, providing a largely forested oasis in the middle of the East End. In additional to forest, meadows, wetlands and the restored Nine Mile Run, Frick has a wide variety of recreational amenities, including single- and double-track trails, playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts and dog parks. It is heavily used during all seasons.

Frick Park opened in 1927 with land bequeathed to the City of Pittsburgh by Henry Clay Frick. In 2011, the City of Pittsburgh obtained an additional 106 acres of land to the south of Commercial Avenue, known locally as the "Slags". This acquisition expands Frick Park down to the Monongahela River and puts one of the nation's largest urban stream restoration projects, the Nine Mile Run, into conservation. 

Mountain biking in Frick Park includes a combination of hilly and twisty single-track and wider swooping gravel-based double-track. PTAG reminds cyclists that "wheels yield to heels" in this busy park. While Frick Park is not an off-leash park, there is a long-standing custom of letting dogs roam loose. An assortment of eateries and bars along Braddock Avenue in Regent Square beckon the rider after a ride.