Troy Hill Sprinkler Park and Cowley Playground are located just a few minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Troy Hill is one of the largest of Allegheny County’s six city spray parks. Parents of children, both young and old, love spray parks because it peeks interest in children of all ages. Little tykes can run around while older siblings splash around beside them. All Citiparks Spray Parks are FREE and open daily from 9 am to 8 pm (weather permitting during summer season).
As mentioned, Troy Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s largest spray parks. It includes tons of awesome features such as a misting rainbow, dumping buckets, cascading water dome and various ground sprays. The park itself is almost completely fenced in and nearby structures include a large brick building (blocking it from street view), a basketball court and a playground area. There are about 4 picnic tables with umbrellas and a small grassy knoll for seating. Additional benches are located around the spray area.
The Cowley Playground right next to the spray park offers children the ability to run back and forth between the two. The playground is shaded and viewable from almost anywhere in the sprinkler park area (great for parents with multiple children). Additional facilities include a permanent restroom building located in a white building near the front of the park, a basketball court and a baseball field.
My best advice for visiting would be to arrive early (as close at 9am as you can). It’s a great way to avoid traffic, both on and off the street. Seats and parking fill up quickly. I had to thank my lucky stars I had my GPS in the car… it’s a little hard to get to and there’s not a ton of parking. Boo. The outside looks unassuming but don’t worry, you’re in the right place!
While the spray park itself was very nice, the ground need some maintenance. The grass could have used a little trimming, the ground was a little slippery in certain areas and the playground… well… has seen better days. While the structure is sound, certain parts were a little warped and there was graffiti all over.
Overall, I think arriving early is your best bet. Once you’re there, it’s so much fun. I even had to run through a few sprinklers myself! This is our second trip to the spray park (our last visit was about 3 years ago). We’re looking forward to exploring some of the other Citiparks Spray Parks this summer, too!
Pittsburgh Citiparks Spray Parks
- Beechview – Vanucci Playground, Orangewood Avenue & Westfield
- East Hills – East Hills Park, Wilner Drive
- Shadyside – Mellon Park, Fifth Avenue
- Troy Hill – Cowley Playground, Goettman Street
- Warrington – 329 E. Warrington Avenue, Beltzhoover
- Warrington Spray Park in Beltzhoover
Troy Hill Sprinkler Park | 1300 Goettman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212