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Highland Park

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Highland Park
Pittsburgh , PA , 15206
Phone: 412-682-7275
40° 28' 47.532" N, 79° 54' 59.2992" W
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General Information
By 1879, a reservoir that provided drinking water for the city was opened in an area surrounded by public land and greenery. People were naturally drawn to the site for its open space and scenic beauty, and the increasing popularity of the reservoir for picnics and passive recreation caught the attention of the Parks Commission. Twenty years later, the city made it official, establishing Highland Park by ordinance. Today, Reservoir No. 1 remains an iconic feature of Highland Park, and the Reservoir Loop is a favorite trail for walkers and joggers.