Pittsburgh features many beautiful attractions, including 30 skyscrapers, the Fort Pitt Block House, and the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines. The city was also highly ranked on The Economist’s list of livable locations, coming in as number one in the continental United States. It’s no surprise, then, that Pittsburgh draws in thousands of unique visitors every year.
For guests who are searching for a dog-friendly place to visit, Point State Park is the perfect spot. This park was completed in 1974 and sits at the confluence of three rivers, forming a recreational area that covers 36 acres of land. There are plenty of walkways here for some casual exercise, as well as several trails of varying lengths. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail follows the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, while the Great Allegheny Passage connects Point State Park with Cumberland, MD.
The Bernard Dog Run provides an off-leash area for city dogs to have some freedom and fun. The dog park is located beside the Lawrenceville Riverfront Trail, which means that you and your pup can spend some time exploring before stopping in to socialize. The Bernard Dog Run has separate areas for large and small dogs, as well as convenient water bowls for thirsty pups.
Squirrel Hill caters to dogs with not one, but two different off-leash dog parks! Frick Park Off-Leash Exercise Area is a great place to let your fur-baby have some fun. The park has a water fountain and containers so you don't have to worry about bringing your own water. This area also has access to a pond and a creek for lots of wet and wild play for puppers. Most of the park is not fully fenced, however the “Hot Dog Dam” section is, just in case your pooch is prone to taking off. The Lower Frick Park Off-Leash Dog Area East is not far away, and features a totally pawesome swimming hole! Just keep in mind that mutts tend to get muddy in this park, so you may want to bring a towel.