Pittsburgh’s parks are the perfect setting for your next special event

Dreaming of getting married in a garden? Looking to get friends together on a summer day? Find the perfect spot for your special event in the parks!


I’d like to hold an event in the parks

The City of Pittsburgh oversees special events at park shelters and pavilions. Get started here on the City's reservation site or by calling 412-255-2370.


I'd like to hold an event at Schenley Plaza

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy oversees special events at Schenley Plaza and surrounding areas.

Please note that the new Frick Environmental Center will not be available for rentals until 2018. 

Special events at the Plaza

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy oversees all special events in Schenley Plaza. This gorgeous park place in the heart of the city provides many unique spaces for your special event.

Contact us about an event at Schenley Plaza

Find Schenley Plaza rental information here.

Schenley Plaza Oval with Tent

400 standing/250 seated people
A large, covered space located directly across the street from the Mary Schenley Fountain that offers a grand view of the 46-story Cathedral of Learning and the gorgeous Carnegie Library.

Emerald Lawn

5,000 standing people
The one-acre lawn is perfect for large-scale events, such as graduations and festivals.

Ornamental Garden

125 standing/75 seated people
Bordering the lawn, the garden is an ideal gathering spot for smaller, more intimate affairs.

PNC Carousel

17 seated people
Its colorful menagerie of 15 animals ranges from a triceratops to a tiger, and it also features a wheelchair-accessible chariot and spinning tub for young children to ride with an adult. It is perfectly suited for a birthday party or other children’s event.

Library Bosque

1,000 standing people
Located between the Plaza lawn and the main branch of the Carnegie Library in Oakland, the Library Bosque is a tree-lined walkway where guests are shaded by stately London plane trees.

Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain

500 standing people
This historic area offers beautiful vistas of Oakland. Its restored sculpture is an ideal backdrop for wedding photographs and celebrations.

Questions about event rentals in Schenley Plaza? Contact Shawn Fertitta at sfertitta@pittsburghparks.org.