Parks & Riverfront
Downtown may be the City's urban center, but we also have some great parks and riverfront trails to explore!
Point State Park, opened in 1974, is a 36-acre park located at the tip of the Golden Triangle that features expansive lawns, riverfront tails, and the famous Point State Park Fountain which sprays water up to 150 feet into the air at the head of the park, where the Allegheny River and Monongahela River meet to form the Ohio River.
Be sure to visit Golden Triangle Bike Rental or Kayak Pittsburgh to make the most of Point State Park and be sure to check out Friend's of the Riverfront for information on riverfront trails and activities throughout Pittsburgh.
Mellon Square, first opened in 1955, is a garden plaza, the first of its kind to be built atop a parking garage, that covers just over 1.25 acres. In 2014, the park was rededicated after a complete revitalization project was undertaken by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, and the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
You may be surprised to hear that Market Square, the home of many of PDP's programs, is officially a City of Pittsburgh park! Be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of the latest events planned for the Square!