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Nay Aug Park


Nay Aug Park in Scranton is the largest park in the City and features many spectacular amenities and unique places to explore. There's no shortage of wonders to explore, with picturesque walking trails, inviting picnic spots, playgrounds, a captivating treehouse, a cascading waterfall, and breathtaking scenery. Notably, the David Wenzel Treehouse stands as Pennsylvania's pioneering structure of its kind, offering unparalleled views of the gorge from its impressive 150-foot elevation. From the enchanting Nay Aug Park Christmas lights to the roaring waters of Roaring Brook carving through the rocky gorge, this park truly has something for everyone to enjoy.


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Park Features & Attractions

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David Wenzel Treehouse

Nay Aug Park in Scranton is the largest park in the city and features so many spectacular amenities and unique places to explore. From the dazzling Nay Aug Park Christmas Lights to the Roaring Brook through the rocky gorge, this park truly has something for everyone to enjoy.

Nay Aug Gorge

Created during the last Ice Age more than 11,500 years ago, the Nay Aug Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder. The Roaring Brook flows through the gorge, creating stunning waterfalls over the rocky cliffs. Visitors can explore the gorge via hiking trails and enjoy how its beauty evolves as the seasons change throughout the year. 

Davis Trail

The Davis Trail provides access to the gorge and has designated overlooks along it for the most optimal views. This lovely 2-mile out-and-back Nay Aug Park trail is considered easy in difficulty and meanders through the forest and offers unmatched vistas of the cascading waterfalls, ancient rock formations, and the Roaring Brook. 

Everhart Museum

Founded in 1908, the Everhart Museum is the largest public museum in the region and aims to inspire all who visit through engaging exhibits and programs. The museum houses an impressive and diverse collection of art, natural history exhibits, books, and artifacts. If you’re looking to dive into the region’s history and heritage, a visit here is a must.

Blackwatch Cafe

Sip on delicious coffee and indulge in fresh baked goods in a structure built in 1905 in the heart of Nay Aug Park. The Blackwatch Café offers an exceptionally nostalgic and cozy atmosphere, with options to sit in the charming inside area or on the patio amongst the rustling trees.

Paul Kanjorski Bridge

The Paul Kanjorski Bridge is a picturesque pedestrian bridge that crosses the Roaring Brook. The covered bridge provides panoramic views of the Nay Aug Park Gorge and is an ideal spot for basking in the park's natural beauty and snapping scenic photos.

McNulty Greenhouse

The James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse, occupied by The Greenhouse Project, is a space where people of all ages can come to learn about growing their own food. The 3,000-square-foot space holds workshops and volunteer opportunities, and visitors can also purchase organic plants, herbs, and flowers to support the organization and get their own garden started. This greenhouse provides an excellent way to get involved in the community and connect with nature in a special way.

Brooks Mine

Built as a model mine in the early 20th century but then closed for 50 years, the Brooks Mine offers a glimpse into the region's industrial past. Scranton was a major center for coal mining starting in the 1800s, which visitors can explore via tours here on select summer weekends. While the Brooks Mine has plenty of anthracite inside, it was never used for extraction and solely acts as an immersive exhibit now.

Rose Garden

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses at the R. N. Davis Memorial Rose Garden, honoring the famed botanist and past curator of the Everhart Museum. Sit among the fragrant blossoms to reflect, watch the buzzing bees and dancing butterflies, and capture photos. Other flowers that bloom at the Nay Aug Park Rose Garden include peonies, lavender, and chrysanthemums. 

Hanlon’s Grove

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a peaceful picnic at Hanlon's Grove, located in the eastern portion of Nay Aug Park. Named after the former mayor of Scranton, the grove is a delightful setting for gatherings and outdoor activities. There are plenty of tables and grills available for use, as well.

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Community Build Playground

The Community Build Playground is a wooden play space constructed by community volunteers. It features a variety of equipment for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy, allowing their imaginations to roam free.

Butterfly Playground

Ground was broken in the fall of 2023 for the brand-new Butterfly Playground at Nay Aug Park! 
Located near Nay Aug’s lovely butterfly garden, this colorful playground is designed to be all-inclusive and meets all AIDA requirements. The Butterfly Playground will be a safe, fun, and interactive space for all. 

Additional Features

  • St. Cats & Dogs of Nay Aug Zoo (the former Wildlife Center, which is now a facility for feral and free-roaming cats)
  • Everhart Pavilion
  • Gentile Pavilion
  • Schimelfenig Pavilion
  • Veterans’ Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • World War I Memorial
  • Snack Bar


Nay Aug Park Signature Events

Holiday Light Spectacular

Experience the enchanting Holiday Light Spectacular at Nay Aug Park, where Lackawanna County comes alive with the shimmering beauty of the holiday season. Embark on a mesmerizing journey through a radiant wonderland as you drive through the illuminated path at Nay Aug Park. Gather your loved ones and load up the car for a memorable evening or take a leisurely stroll through the park, bathed in magical light.

Summer Concert Series

During Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer season, seize the opportunity to enjoy the warm weather by joining the community for an unforgettable musical experience at the Nay Aug Park Summer Concert Series.


Upcoming Events at Nay Aug Park

Explore their exciting upcoming events! Our calendar will be refreshed with the latest info as events are announced throughout the year.

 Be sure to browse our comprehensive event calendar for more fun activities!


Address & Parking

LOCATION: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510

PHONE: (570) 348-4186

PARKING: Free on-site parking is available at several areas within the park.




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