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Selection    Apply today for your 2015 Race or Walk-a-Thon!
Selection    Hartwood Fest 2014 coming soon, October 11. SPONSORS NEEDED!
Selection    Hay Day arriving at South Park, October 18.

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

 

Selection  Boyce Park
   Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks (12+ people) - 10/3 thru 11/14
   Ski Swap & Sale - 10/17 (Register); 10/18 (Sale)
   Tennis Season End - 10/31
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
       
Selection  Deer Lakes
   Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks (12+ people) - 10/3 thru 11/14
   Moonrise Party - 10/11
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
 
Selection  Harrison Hills
   Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks (12+ people) - 10/3 thru 11/14
   Tails on the Trails Dog Walk - 10/4
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   
Selection  Hartwood Acres 
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
   Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks (12+ people) - 10/3 thru 11/14
   Hartwood Fest (ticket required) - 10/11
   Haunted Hat Tea & Tour - 10/18 & 10/25
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
 
Selection  North Park
   Platform Tennis Season - 9/1 thru 3/31
   Arboretum Service Day - 10/04
   Adult Nature Walk & Presentation (registration required) - 10/16
   Unhaunted Night Hike (registration required) - 10/24
   Tennis Season End - 10/31
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events 
 
Selection  Round Hill
   Hay Ride for Homeless Animals - 10/11
   Day on the Farm Program - 10/20, 10/27
    
Selection  Settlers Cabin
   Tennis Season End - 10/31 
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
 
Selection  South Park
   South Park Theatre - 9/18 thru 10/4
   Director's Golf Tournament (register by 10/3) - 10/13
   Regular Golf Season End - 10/13
   Hay Day - 10/18
   Great Fall Cleanup - 10/18
   Children's Harvest Festival - 10/19
   Tennis Season End - 10/31
   Hundred Acres Manor - thru 11/2
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
 
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.