The Golden Triangle of downtown Pittsburgh is the area between the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at the point where they converge and become the Ohio River. At the very innermost tip of that triangle is an unexpected delight: Point State Park. This thirty-six-acre state park is the original site of Fort Pitt. The only surviving structure of the old fort is the Block House—which happens to be the oldest surviving structure west of the Allegheny Mountains—now part of the Fort Pitt Museum. The park serves as a recreational oasis for locals and tourists seeking a little green space within Downtown. The Three Rivers Arts Festival and Fourth of July Fireworks show are just a couple of the events that take place here. The large fountain at the tip of the park is its crowning glory and a worthy photo op.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors