Council of Friends

The Councils of Friends are groups of volunteers, from the communities surrounding the County Parks, who have been appointed by County Council to serve two year terms as advisors.  They serve as the eyes and ears of County Council to address the general needs of their park and work to preserve, protect and improve the natural environment.

All groups meet at the call of the chair.

Harrison Hills Park 

Hartwood Acres

North Park

  • Meetings vary and are usually held at The Cabin on the corner of Ingomar Road and Babcock Boulevard.
  • Find more information on the Friends' website.

South Park

  • Meetings vary and are posted on the South Park calendar.
  • Find more information on the Friends Website and their Facebook page.

 

Allegheny County Ordinances

The following Allegheny County ordinances enacted the creation of the Allegheny County Parks' Council of Friends. For more information, please search by Bill Number using County Council's Search for Legislation feature.

 

ORDINANCE
NUMBER
 
Passed In Council 10/22/02
Approved By Chief Executive 10/31/02
 
BILL
NUMBER
 
54-02 Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, creating a Council of Friends organization for each of the nine county parks to streamline communications and maximize the effectiveness of existing groups within the county park system. 0838-02
  Passed In Council 2/04/03
Approved By the Chief Executive 2/13/03
 
 
03-03-OR Ordinance amending Section 3 of Ordinance No. 54-02, passed in Council on October 22, 2002, entitled Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, creating a Council of Friends organization for each of the nine county parks to streamline communications and maximize the effectiveness of existing groups within the county park system by making changes to the manner of appointment of the members as deliberated and approved by the Special Committee on Parks Study Review. 1064-03
  Passed in Council 4/16/13
Approved by Chief Executive 4/22/13
 
 
11-13-OR An Ordinance amending Chapter 215 of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, entitled “Boards, Commissions and Committees,” Article III, entitled “Council of Friends,” §215-11, entitled “Membership; terms of office,” in order to expand representation on the Council of Friends organizations for each of the nine County parks. 7435-13