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CITY POOLS

City park pools are open June 16 through Labor Day. Programs include swimming
lessons and swim teams. Purchase pool tags for the season or pay a daily entrance
fee. 412-323-7928

 

Beechview Spray Park
  • Beechview Spray Park

SPRAY PARKS

Movement sensors activate sprayers in this "three-dimensional world of water." In Beechview, Troy Hill, Shadyside and East Hills. 412-323-7928

 

TENNIS

Regional tennis courts are open in Frick, Highland, McKinley, Mellon, Schenley and West parks. Summer programs include camps and lessons. 412-244-4188

 

LAWN BOWLING

Open lawn bowling and league play, plus free lessons. Frick Park, Regent Square. 412-782-0848 or www.lawnbowlingpittsburgh.org

 

SKATEBOARDING

Go boarding at these city-run skate parks: McKinley, West Penn and Sheraden.
412-255-2539

 

PITTSBURGH SPORTS LEAGUE

Year-round adult co-ed sports, including basketball, kickball, volleyball, softball. Various city locations. 412-338-2133 or www.pump.org

 

OUTSIDE ADVENTURES

Nonprofit volunteer group organizes activities including boating, biking and hiking trips. Instruction also offered. 724-230-0237 or www.outsideadventures.org

 

PITTSBURGH CRITICAL MASS

Group bike ride through the city. Last Friday of every month. Meet at 5:30 p.m. by Carnegie Library dinosaur, on Forbes Avenue in Oakland. www.pghcriticalmass.org

 

VENTURE OUTDOORS

Venture Outdoors sponsors hundreds of outdoor events at dozens of area parks, including family fun walks, as well as beginner- to-advanced sessions in hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, yoga and much more. 412-255-0560 or www.ventureoutdoors.org

 

SUMMER NATURAL HISTORY
TOURS/WALKS

July 16-Sept. 17. Boyce Park (724-733-4618); Deer Lakes Park (724-265-3520); Harrison
Hills Park (724-295-3570); Hartwood Acres (412-767-4200); North Park Marshall Island
(724-935-1766); and White Oak Park (412-678-3774).

 

BIG LEAGUE SPORTS

Organized programs for kids include baseball, softball, soccer and track and field. Co-sponsored by Citiparks, Pirates Charities and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
412-488-8585

 

INLINE SKATING

Weekly skates from beginner to advanced through September. www.skatepittsburgh.com

 

OLD ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM TOUR

Mondays in June, July and August. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Self-guided tour, plus docent on site. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org

 

MARKET SQUARE AREA WALKING TOUR

Fridays in June, noon-1 p.m.  Meet in PNC Triangle Park in front of the Fairmont Hotel on Market Street, Downtown. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org

 

BRIDGES AND MORE WALKING TOUR

Fridays in September. Noon. Meet in front of Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth St., Downtown. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org

 

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Walking Tour - COURTESY OF PHLF
  • Courtesy of PHLF
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Walking Tour

PENN-LIBERTY CULTURAL DISTRICT WALKING TOUR

Fridays in July. Noon. Meet at Katz Plaza, Seventh and Penn, Downtown. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org

 

FOURTH AVENUE WALKING TOUR

Fridays in August. Noon. Meet at Smithfield Street and Fourth Avenue, Downtown. Free.
412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org

 

May 27

Two-player Scramble. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545

 

Summer Senior Games, June 1-11
  • Summer Senior Games, June 1-11

June 1-11

Summer Senior Games

People 60-and-older compete in events like archery, bocce, bowling, darts, golf, Wii bowling and more. Various locations. 412-422-6405

 

June 4

Pittsburgh Walk NOW for Autism. Heinz Field. www.walknowforautismspeaks.org

 

June 5

Greenfield Glide. 5K run and walk over a cross-country course. Schenley Park Overlook. 412-422-8885

 

June 10

Riverview 5K Run and Walk. Riverview Park Activities Building. 412-255-2493

 

June 10-13

UPCI Leukemia Golf Open. Charity event held to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pittsburgh Field Club, Fox Chapel. 800-726-2873

 

June 16

Men's Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1967

 

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, June 18 - PHOTO BY DEBORAH DEFAZIO
  • Photo by Deborah DeFazio
  • Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, June 18

June 18

Fifteenth Annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge.  A 34-mile, sunrise-to-sunset endurance hike from North Park to Harrison Hills County Park. Two shorter events -- the 16-mile Homestead Challenge and a 7-mile Friends and Family Challenge -- also take place that day. www.rachelcarsontrails.org

 

June 18-16

Bob O'Connor Summer Tennis Classic

Fifth annual tournament for all ages and abilities at Schenley Park Tennis Center and Stanton Avenue Courts. 412-244-4188 or www.clayfricktennis.org

 

June 25

The Merrell Oyster Ultimate Urban Adventure Race. A 20-30 mile urban adventure that combines athleticism and strategy. Teams run, bike, paddle, climb, answer clues and complete tasks around the city. Shorter-course divisions available. www.oysterracingseries.com

Pittsburgh Pirates Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy. 5K/2 mile course. PNC Park. 1-800-361-5885 or www.efwp.org

 

June 29-July 3

Frick Park Red Clay Junior Open. Open to boys and girls ages 10-14. Frick Park Red Clay Courts. 412-244-4188 or www.clayfricktennis.org

 

July 5

Women's Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545

 

July 6

Juniors Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1967

 

July 12-24

Paul G. Sullivan Championship

Tournament open to all players 16 years and older.  Frick Park Red Clay Courts. 412-244-4188 or www.clayfricktennis.org

 

July 21

Men's Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545

 

July 16

South Hills Kids Triathlon. Ages 7-12. Wave Pool, South Park. www.pittsburghhabitat.org

 

July 27

Juniors Golf Tournament. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545

 

July 31

Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race. Compete in an international- or sprint-distance triathlon, or the "Adventure" tri, featuring a 2-mile paddle, 20K bike ride and 5K run. Benefits Friends of the Riverfront. www.piranah-sports.com or www.friendsoftheriverfront.org

 

Aug. 6

North Park Kids Triathlon. Ages 7-15. Pool, North Park. www.pittsburghhabitat.org

 

Aug. 13

Brookline Breeze 5K Run and Fitness Walk. Plus non-competitive one-mile fun run "Mini-Breeze." Brookline Memorial Recreational Center. 412-571-3222

 

Aug. 12-21

Bikefest. A celebration of life on two wheels in Pittsburgh. Various events and locations. www.bike-pgh.org/events/bikefest

 

Aug. 16

Women's Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1967

 

Aug. 19

Two-player Scramble. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1967

 

Aug. 26

Run Around the Square 5K Run/Walk, through Frick Park's Fern Hollow. Henrietta
and Milton avenues. 412-246-9506 or www.runaroundthesquare.com

 

Sept. 1

Seniors Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545

 

Sept. 25

Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race. 10K race; 5K run/fitness walk, plus a "Junior Great Race." 412-255-2493 or www.RunGreatRace.com

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