20 December 2009

Frolic in Frick Park

One of my favorite areas in Pittsburgh is the northern gatehouse entrance to Frick Park in Point Breeze, across from the museum. It reminds me of where the the Frick Collection on Fifth Ave. and East 71st Street meets Central Park. The surrounding area feels like a step back in time and is a sanctuary from city noise and development. According to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Point Breeze entrance was restored as the first capital project in 2000.

The park trails are great for running and hiking (and mountain biking, so I hear) and there are two known off-leash areas in which our puppy loves to run around. The entire park is 561 acres, has the only public bowling greens in the state, clay tennis courts, a baseball field, and is home to over 100 bird species.

After the big snowfall yesterday morning, we took a long walk to the park and within, past sledders, cross country skiers and other dogs and their owners. Frick Park is a gem and I feel fortunate to have access to it.

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