7 Great Things to do Outdoors in Pittsburgh This Summer

The warm weather only lasts just a few short months in our great city, so getting out and enjoying the weather is a must-do. We challenge you to complete everything on our list this summer!  Outdoors in Pittsburgh can be wonderful!

1. Frick Park

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The 600-acre Frick Park is the perfect oasis in the city. It’s chock full of hikers, bikers, dogs and more on any given weekend (or weekday for that matter!). There’s a leash-free park and “doggy dam” to bring Fido to cool down. More info on Frick Park can be found here.

2. Open Streets Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh is one of the first 100 cities in North America doing the Open Streets Project. There are two more summer Sundays to enjoy some of the city’s busiest streets closed to all vehicle traffic. June 25th and July 30th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. are your next dates! More info can be found here.

3. Fallingwater

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Saturday sunset tours are picture perfect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s epically designed home. The sunset tours are full of lantern-lit paths and framed by beautiful spruce trees. You won’t be disappointed by this outdoor masterpiece! More on Fallingwater can be found here.

4. Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden

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Free admission at this garden runs through September. The garden includes a mini River Jordan as well as a miniature mini Lake Galilee and Dead Sea. There are also cedar, olives, dates, figs and other plants and herbs that hold meaning for Israelites. More information on the lush garden can be found here.

5. Riverview Park Jazz

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Riverview Park is home to a jazz concert series every summer. This year it runs through August 26th, 7-8:30 p.m. The concerts are completely free and post-music, guests are invited to stick around for Dollar Bank’s Cinema in the Park. More info on the shows can be found here.

6. Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center

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Sandcastle too crazy for you these days? You’ll want to check out this hidden waterpark in the Upper St. Clair neighborhood. With a sprawling outdoor pool (and indoor pool too!) there are looping waterslides, water cannons and more. More on this summertime hotspot can be found here.

7. Meadow Run Natural Waterslide

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Just outside the city at Ohiopyle State Park lies the Meadow Run Natural Waterslide. The waterslide is made of 300 million year old flat sheets of sandstone. Swim at your own risk, as there is no lifeguard on duty and some have complained of bumps and bruises. More information on the waterslide can be found here.

We hope you enjoy your summer outdoors in Pittsburgh!  For more, check out these summer festivals in Pittsburgh or these great Pittsburgh summer activities!

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