10 Great Picnic Spots Near the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Top spots for Yogi Bear to join you in the South Hills

By Alexus Miller, Macaroni Kid Publisher Assistant Intern July 4, 2022

Picnics are an underrated classic summer activity. Sitting with your friends or family, in the sun, eating your favorite foods, relaxing and laughing can't be topped. Yogi Bear would agree. I never stole a picnic basket but having one that's just right, can be satisfying. I recommend texting the group chat, setting a date, finding a place in this article that you think sounds best and bask in the sun. Everybody needs a little peace in their lives, why not start here. Here are 10 great picnic spots for your friends and family to enjoy.

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1. Round Hill Park

651 Round Hill Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

This park has it all, from spray parks to gorgeous trails to pavilions and open fields to play. Come with your family to enjoy a picnic in the sun and then let your kids run around the spray park until they can't run anymore. Don't forget the towels for the ride home. 

2. Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane, Monongahela, PA, 15063

Hours vary

Triple B Farms for a picnic with the family. You can shop around the farmer's market, enjoy delicious food and have some family fun! They have an Animal Barn, Observation Beehive, Rope Maze, Farmcade Games, Duck Derby and so much more. A $7 adult admission wristband and free admission for kids under 2, unleashes a barn full of fun. 

3. North Park

303 Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

Dawn - 12 a.m.

This park isn't just a great place for a picnic, it has everything and more. From a golf course to fishing to kayaking, you can have fun all day. Once you're done with that, head to their adventure park, Go Ape. This park has zip lines, ropes courses and Tarzan swings. So, not only can you enjoy a nice picnic with a view, you can have your whole day planned out.

4. South Park

3730 Buffalo Drive, South Park Township, PA, 15129

6 a.m. - 12 a.m.

This beautiful park is filled with things to do, but for a picnic, enjoy pavilions and beautiful scenery. The trails are a nice way to find the perfect spot. Or if you want to have a family/group picnic, then the pavilions are open for rentals. Once you finished, spend the rest of your time at the wave pool, in the nature center with gorgeous animals or at the golf course.  

5. West End Overlook Park

Marlow St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205

Open 24 hours

This park by the Ohio River offers a gorgeous view of the city and is a popular spot for fireworks. Imagine, you're having a picnic with your significant other overlooking the city, on the fourth of July, watching the fireworks, I can picture it now. I have to do that this summer. But, this is a great spot for a picnic, day or night, and photo opportunities. Find your spot in the South Hills of Pittsburgh this summer and make some memories that involve your favorite foods.

6. Mt. Washington Park

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Hours vary

There are great eateries here for you to enjoy and great spots for you to enjoy a lovely picnic. One of the most popular features here is the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines. It's a beautiful park to enjoy the skyline of Pittsburgh and there is lots of history to uncover. Make sure to venture deeper into the Mt when you're here.

7. Cruisin' Tikis Pittsburgh

North Shore Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

This boat ride is a great way to spend brunch with your friends or your significant other. You can cruise down Pittsburgh's three rivers as you enjoy the water and the snacks, beverages and cooler you provide. With gorgeous scenery and a fun environment, this is the perfect picnic date.

8. Point State Park

601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Point State Park is a national historic landmark. With a beautiful waterfall in the center, you can enjoy the scene before visiting the Fort Pitt Museum that holds the history of the area during the French and Indian war. There is also the Fort Pitt Blockhouse to experience, built in 1764, is now the only remaining building of Fort Pitt. Come learn about Fort Pitt while enjoying your lunch. 

9. Boyce Mayview Park

1551 Mayview Rd, Upper St. Clair, PA, 15241

5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

A wooden bridge, a creek and beautiful scenery? You can't go wrong with an aesthetically pleasing spot like this to throw down a blanket, pour the wine and relax with your people or person. 

10. Mingo Creek County Park

Finleyville, PA 15332

Dusk to dawn

If you like fishing, hiking and eating with a view, Mingo Creek County Park is just for you. It has bridges that opt for a nice photo opportunity. It offers pavilions too if the blanket just doesn't cut it. Another great aspect of this park is the historic site, Henry House, built in the early 1800s. This park has many more incredible features, but you should go see them for yourself.

We hope this list makes your dates and family time a little more scenic and fun. If there are any picnic spots in Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin, or Whitehall you think we should add to our list, let us know!