Frick Park's sprawling beauty began as a debutante gift to the then 17-year-old Helen Clay Frick from her father Henry Clay Frick. When Frick asked his daughter what she wanted most, she responded that she would like a park where the children of Pittsburgh could play. Henry came through with 150 acres for the beginning of Frick Park. At Frick's death, he willed 150 more acres to the park as well as a $2 million trust fund for its upkeep. A portion of this was used to purchase additional acreage. The park is currently being expanded further with 100 acre greenway extending to the Monongahela River.
Photo by John Moyer