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Play Well Basketball Camps

Register Now for the Play Well Allegheny Basketball Camps!

Aug. 4-6 in North Park; Aug. 7-9 in Boyce Park; and Aug. 11-13 in South Park. The $40 enrollment fee includes a t-shirt and pool pass. Learn more.

 2014 Summer Concerts 
Raccoon cartoon character 


Guided Tours will not be conducted at the Hartwood Acres Mansion
from 7/28/14 - 8/18/14 due to construction in the Great Hall.
Selection    Visit Hometown Hoops for the 2014 schedule and information
on how to reserve a free box lunch!

What's the Latest?
Check Park homepages for more events!


Selection  Boyce Park
   Wave Pool - OPEN
   Carpenter Log House open for tours on Sundays
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Quest Hike - 7/13
   9th Annual Trail Fest - 7/19
   Movie in the Park! - 7/24
   Household Hazardous Waste Collection - 8/2
Selection  Deer Lakes
   Spray Park - OPEN
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Moonrise Star Party - 7/11 & 7/12
   Movie in the Park! - 7/12
   Star Parties - 8/1 & 8/2, 8/29 & 8/30
   Concert & Car Cruise - 8/10
   Go Orienteering - 8/24
Selection  Harrison Hills
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Friends' Monthly Mtg - 7/19, 8/16
   Summer Concert! - 7/26
   Bug Hike - 8/2 
Selection  Hartwood Acres
Guided Tours will not be conducted
at the Mansion 7/28/14-8/18/14
due to construction in Great Hall.
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Sunday Summer Concerts!
   The Market at Hartwood - 7/12, 8/9 & 9/13
   Gardening - 7/12, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/23
   9th Annual Trail Fest - 7/18
   Edible Flowers Luncheon - 7/23
   Pittsburgh Blues Festival - 7/23
Selection  North Park
   Swimming Pool - OPEN
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events 
   Gala Trail Workday - 7/13
   Golf Championships - 7/17, 8/12, 8/15
   Wilderness Skills - 7/19, 7/26
   9th Annual Trail Fest - 7/20
   Venture Outdoors Hike - 7/27
   Summer Concert! - 7/30
   Latodami Birthday Party - 8/9
   Triathlons - 8/9 & 8/10
   Garden in the Parks - 8/16
Selection  Round Hill
   Spray Park - OPEN
Selection  Settlers Cabin
   Wave Pool - OPEN  
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  South Park
   Wave Pool - OPEN
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   South Park Theatre
   Summer Concerts
   Stargazing - 7/11
   Movie in the Park - 7/16   
   Triathlon - 7/19
   Whiskey Rebellion Day - 7/20
   Junior Golf Championship - 8/13
   Gardens in the Parks - 8/16
   Summer Flax Fest - 8/17
   Friends' Mtg - 8/20
   Wildflower Walk - 8/23
   Summer Frolic - 8/31
Selection  White Oak Park
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Special Features

Selection  Allegheny County Gardens warns
about Invasive Insects and Plants 
Selection  Ballfield Permits & Golf Permits  
Selection  Community Days Program & Park Pass Program  
Selection  Find a Parks Form 
Selection  Flag Retirement Plaza 
Selection  Groves & Shelters 
Selection  Maps of the Parks, with GIS Trail Maps
Selection  Nature Centers 
Selection  Parks Action Plan 
Selection  Agricultural Reserve Parcels Report
lists non-commercial properties that are open to the public
for recreation at no charge or fee under the Office of Property
Assessments' Clean & Green Program.

Operating Philosophy


The department acts as the manager of County owned properties designed for the use as park sites. The Department is charged by the County Executive to guarantee the integrity of the parks property through thoughtful planning and management of resources and promoting programs, activities, services and facilities.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Allegheny County Parks is to enhance the quality of life and well being of Allegheny County residents through a regional parks system that: 

  • Provides quality landscapes, facilities, programs, and special events that meet county-wide needs for leisure and recreation on behalf of the diverse segments of the community;
  • Conserves natural and cultural resources while offering educational programs and opportunities for hands on experience;
  • Forms an integral part of a county-wide system of open spaces, greenways, and trails; and
  • Contributes to the economic vitality of the County.