In 1919, Henry Clay Frick granted 151 acres to the City of Pittsburgh. Eight years later, after expanding the area by acquiring more land, the woodland park was opened to the public, making it the youngest park in the city. It yet again expanded with 106 acres more annexed to it in recent years to create the Summerset at Frick Park housing development. It was also as part of the restoration of the Nine Mile Run stream valley for conservation purposes.
Frick Park is now 644 acres, making it the largest urban regional park made up of forests, meadows and wetlands. Largely forested, it is an ideal location for nature lovers that include bird-watchers who visit Clayton Hill and have recorded more than 100 species so far. It also boasts of the most beautiful single- and double-track trails, perfect for hiking and biking enthusiasts looking for outdoor adventures. It is especially famous for bikers who find the valleys and slopes quite challenging.
Families and friends can have a good time going to Frick Park. Kids can play at the Blue Slide Playground. There are dog parks where our favorite canines are free to roam around and explore. There is the educational Frick Environmental Center for an opportunity to learn more.
Sports fields are vast in Frick Park for various activities. Up for some baseball? Batter up! How about the more quiet sporty activity? The park offers public lawn bowling. In winter, sledding is always the most fun outdoor activity. There are red clay tennis courts, too, at Frick Park. Children can learn the sport and even join junior open competitions. And don't forget food. Braddok Avenue in Regent Square takes care of hungry tummies. Eateries and bars are lined up where patrons can have a variety of foods to choose from.