Family-Friendly Activities in Pittsburgh

Families with little ones know how important it is to find an apartment community that welcomes all members of their families, with amenities and features that keep little ones both entertained and safe. While residents will need to explore the offerings at their property, they also need to look outside to the local neighborhoods to make sure there’s plenty to see and do for their entire family.

There are ample family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh, especially near Shadyside Commons, which is surrounded by everything from parks and playgrounds to museums and malls. It’s no easy feat to keep youngsters engaged, but with the diversity of the family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh, residents at Shadyside Commons will find they have so much to keep the little ones busy and burning off their energy that bedtime will be a breeze!

For outdoor adventurers, the local area is a prime spot. Within blocks of Shadyside Commons are playgrounds like Wightman Playground, which is in the midst of a massive renovation project that will equip it with state-of-the-art playground equipment and make it a haven for local kids. Another local favorite is Dan Cohen Playground, which features everything from swing sets to slides, with ample seating space under shady trees for parents to kick back while their kids play. When the warm weather hits, take the whole family to Mellon Spray Park to cool down.

One of the biggest local sites is Schenley Park, featuring more than 450 acres of hiking trails, great for outdoor enthusiasts who want to spot different plants and wildlife. Also at the park is the Phipps Conservatory, an eye-opening botanical garden, and Bob O’Connor Golf Course for families who want to practice their swing together.

Families that are athletically inclined can also catch a game at the Petersen Sports Complex on the campus of nearby University of Pittsburgh. Schenley Oval Sportsplex is also a popular spot for runners and aspiring soccer and tennis stars, as well as ice skaters in the winter.

Those looking for a slower-paced adventure can visit Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the nation’s top natural-history museums, featuring dinosaur fossils, interactive science classes, and much more. Those with an eye for history will also appreciate touring the many sites in the Murray Hill Avenue Historic District, with dozens of historic homes and other buildings that tell the tale of Pittsburgh’s past.

No matter your family’s interests, the family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh will make family time fun for all ages. Contact us today to schedule a tour of Shadyside Commons.

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