The City of Scranton’s largest park, Nay Aug Park, grants residents and visitors a touch of nature amid the city landscape. Walking trails, picnic areas, kid-friendly rides, two (2) playgrounds, two (2) Olympic-sized swimming pools and waterslide complex number among the attractions.
The Everhart Museum is also located within the park. A rock-strewn gorge and waterfalls add to the allure and have been named a National Natural Landmark. A pedestrian footbridge opens in 2007 to access parkland across the Roaring Brook untouched for many years. Nay Aug Park’s David Wenzel Treehouse is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania opened on Friday, May 25, 2007. It overlooks the gorge, rising an awesome 150 feet above. The treehouse was constructed by Forever Young, Inc., with public and private donations and set the stage for additional treehouse construction in other cities across the United States.
You’ll find everything listed below and more all at Nay Aug Park!
1) Veterans’ Memorial
2) Lincoln Memorial
3) World War I Memorial
4) Davis Trail which has two (2) Observation Decks, overlooking the Nay Aug Gorge and Roaring Brook
5) James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse
6) David Wenzel Treehouse
7) Paul Kanjorski Bridge
8) The former Wildlife Center which is now a facility for stray cats, known as St. Cats at the old Nay Aug Park Zoo.
9) Two (2) Playgrounds…One (1) Handicapped Playground and One (1) Community Build Playground
10) Pool and Waterslide Complex (two (2) slides and one (1) Olympic size pool)
11) Rose Garden
12) Everhart Museum
13) Brooks Mine (no longer in use)
14) Snack Bar
15) Everhart Pavilion
16) Gentile Pavilion
17) Schimelfenig Pavilion also known as the Pool Pavilion
Operating hours for the pool at Nay Aug Park are 12:00 - 6:00 PM Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 PM