JULY 8, 2017 (Saturday)
Tour of “Schenley Park” held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
TOUR TIME: 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
$ 5 for Members, $8 for Member Couples,
$10 for Non-Members
Maximum group size limited to 30
STARTING LOCATION: 101 Panther Hollow Road, Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center
Info e-mail, or call Mike 412-417-3707.
Information from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park. Created in 1889 with land donated by heiress Mary Schenley, the park now contains 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions.
From Wikipedia Schenley Park
Schenley Park features a grand entrance, Schenley Plaza, and several miles of hiking trails and a large lake in Panther Hollow. Across from the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is Flagstaff Hill, a popular place to watch outdoor movies in the summer.
In the early days of Schenley Park, the area known as “The Oval” was used for horse racing. Today, it has 13 tennis courts, an all weather running track, and a soccer field. There is also an ice skating rink, public swimming pool, and an 18-hole disc golf course nearby.
Schenley Park also contains the Schenley Park Golf Course. The golf course includes an indoor practice facility where golfers can play a “virtual” round on Pebble Beach and other famous courses.