Point State Park

In the heart of downtown Pittsburgh at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers sits Point State Park. This park is hardly wild. No tree, flower or shrubs exists there without the planning of a landscaper. The park provides green space and a respite for the humanly wild activities taking place all around. It contains history dating to the founding of the city 250 years ago. It contains the oldest building in the city of Pittsburgh, the Fort Pitt Blockhouse, as well as the landmark fountain marking the head of the Ohio River. During the fall months the foliage in the park accents the architecture of the city in close proximity and the green ways lining the hillsides above the city. A rivers edge bike trail passes through the park and a kayak launch is nearby making Point State Park a central destination for a lunch hour respite by biking, kayaking or fishing.

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