The most frequently heard expression of first-time visitors to Sandcastle is: "Wow! I don't believe I'm still in the city." Usually, they've just arrived on the boardwalk and are looking toward the Monongahela River. The scene is one of unusual beauty and tranquility - a resort type setting along a calm waterway, with a green wooded hillside providing the backdrop.
Opening in July 1989, Sandcastle had transformed an old railroad yard that serviced the US Steel Homestead Works mill into a water park that provides shared fun and memory making opportunities for families and friends. Today, Sandcastle is one of the best places to visit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with kids.