Visitor’s Guide to Point State Park in Pittsburgh
The Point State Park, located at the end of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle”, preserves the historical heritage of the location during the India and French War (1754-1763). Point State Park covers an attractive 36.4 acres getaway featuring; a riverfront, beautiful views, promenades, 150 foot fountain, and an expansive grassy area.
Location and Directions
Point State Park is located at the end of downtown Pittsburg where the Monongahela and Allegheny merge to form River Ohio. You can access it through the west, east, north and south points. A bike and skating route is connecting Point State Park with the South Side Trail, the Eliza Furnace Trail and North Shore Trail.
Admission & Fees
Accessing the Point State Park will cost you nothing. It’s free and open to the public, making it a great location if you’re low on budget.
What to Expect
When you visit Point State Park, you learn about Pittsburgh’s monumental participation in the French and Indian War. There are 23 monuments, markers, and plaques spread out throughout the park remembering the people, events and locations of heroic importance. Aside from history, the park provides a beautiful location for chilling with family and friends. The area is paved with a promenade surrounding the rivers and a water fountain watering the beautifully landscaped garden nearby.
Fort Pitt Museum
The fort museum narrates the history of Pittsburgh through many displays and exhibits. It’s open to the public from 9-5 pm. To access the museum, you’ll have to pay a fee if you are over the age of 12.
Point State Park Fountain
The 150-foot fountain at the park is a masterpiece built in 1974 by the Commonwealth. Contrary to what many people think, the fountain’s water comes from 54 feet well and not the three main Pittsburg rivers.
As you can tell the Point State Park is a great place in Pittsburgh if you want to spend some quality time with friends or family, so this can be one of your favorite places in the local neighborhoods.
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