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Schenley Plaza

Schenley Plaza is Oakland's green oasis

Operated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Plaza is located between the Carnegie and Hillman Libraries, the Cathedral of Learning, and the Frick Fine Arts Building. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, this much-loved community greenspace attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, providing gathering places, entertainment, and a grand entrance to Schenley Park.

The Plaza features:

Used as a parking lot for decades, the five-acre Schenley Plaza was restored to its intended use by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and its community partners in 2006. A second phase of the Plaza's revitalization, the restoration of the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, was completed in 2008. Future plans for the site include the restoration of the Magee Memorial Fountain in front of the Carnegie Library. A full-service restaurant, The Porch at Schenleyopened in the Plaza in the fall of 2011.


  • Silver Award for Environmentally Sustainable Projects from The International Awards for Livable Communities (2009)
  • IDA Pinnacle Award for Public Space from the International Downtown Association (2009)
  • Commonwealth Award (Silver) from 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Best Place to Hang Out from The Pitt News (2008)
  • 10 Best Bet Award from / Trusted Advice for Travelers (2008)
  • Dominion Community Impact Award (2006)

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