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In White Oak Park near McKeesport there are plants that exist nowhere else in the state. Trillium, wildflowers and particular types of groundcover have attracted the attention of botanists, and the western border of the park is rugged steep hillside that only the most adventurous hikers spend time on. Some of the stands of trees are primeval. The picnic groves have tree names such as Mountain Ash, Juniper, Beech, and Sumac.

Originally White Oak Park was to be doubled in size by a matching tract of land in Westmoreland County, which borders the park. But Westmoreland County decided not to participate, instead preferring to use White Oak. The sharing of park facilities is common enough, and other Allegheny County parks such as Harrison Hills and Round Hill routinely serve the populations of adjacent counties.

Renziehausen Park in McKeesport is only a short distance away, and is a popular and fully equipped community park with a band shell and other facilities. Once again, the county park must be understood as an attractive supplement to other, heavily used park facilities.

Courtesy of R. Jay Gangewere, WWW Link Carnegie Magazine 


DATE  2014 EVENTS  TIME 

YEAR ROUND

 

Varies

Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center 

AUGUST

 

8/1 - 9/5 

Healing Treasures
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

8/8 - 8/28 

Everlasting Flowers/Sketches/Notes/Photos
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

OCTOBER

 

10/2 - 10/23 

Colors, Shapes & Textures
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/3 - 11/14 

Autumn Natural History Tours/Walks
(Historical Home - All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/4 - 11/1 

Horticultural/Art Therapy
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/4 - 11/14 

Horticultural Therapy "Collections"
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/9 - 11/8 

Signing & Stories
(All Ages)

 1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/9 - 11/13 

Signs, Tracks & Homes
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/10 - 10/24 

Wildflower/Wildlife Habitats
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.

10/16 - 11/13 

Woody Plants
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.