North Park Lake Trail
North Park has a beautifully scenic 75-acre lake in the heart of the park. The 5 mile loop trail trail around the lake is well used by walkers, joggers, runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and skaters all year long. Upgrades to the lake trail are intended to improve trail safety for users while providing them with an opportunity to explore and experience the park's varied ecology.
We are partnering with Allegheny County to improve the trail and separate uses where possible. In addition to addressing the obvious safety issues, the trail will accommodate a range of users, provide lake access for recreational fishing, serve as an observation trail for adjacent wetlands, and provide an educational venue for ecological studies.