One of the city’s most favorite parks, Mellon has tennis courts, playground, basketball courts, baseball fields among other facilities.
The park was established in 1943, on the grounds of the former estate of banker and industrialist Richard B. Mellon (1858-1933). His 60-room mansion was the largest house in Pittsburgh. The property originally had been laid out in 1912 by noted Pittsburgh architects Alden and Harlow with subsequent work by the renowned Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, Massachusetts.
The park's signature element is the Walled Garden, which is enclosed by tapestry brick walls with an ornate Gothic wall, stone terrace, and fountain anchoring the nave-like focal point.
Mellon Park is often the site of outdoor festivals.
The park has its own parking facilities.