Featured Green Spaces
Linbrook Woodlands is a 180-acre parcel adjacent to Linbrook Park and located within the Franklin Park municipality. The sloping, wooded property has frontage along 3,000 linear feet of Big Sewickley Creek with deep wooded ravines, trails, and many springs that support Big Sewickley Creek. A crumbling cemetery and church foundation alongside Hopkins Church Road are reminders of earlier developments on the land.
Barking Slopes includes the Barking Slopes Biological Diversity Area (BDA), which boasts ridges and steep, wooded slopes. It is located along the Allegheny River, near the Oakmont Country Club, and near Lock and Dam Number 3. Awesome views of the river valley and Springdale – the childhood home of Rachel Carson – are available from the trails. This conservation area is characterized by a steep-walled and forested valley, and is enhanced by the wide range of exposed bedrock, soils, and moisture conditions resulting in a unique forest community that supports a wide range of birds and animals, including neo-tropical migratory species.