Playgrounds in the Parks

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The Allegheny County Parks system offers numerous playgrounds throughout the parks, for all ages and accessibility levels to enjoy! Playgrounds within Allegheny County Parks provide safe, inclusive, and stimulating environments for children to play and explore. With a variety of age-appropriate equipment and activities, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the physical and imaginative aspects of play, and develop skills in social interaction and community bonding.

Spring Spotlight:

South Park Children's Playground

1670 Brownsville Road
South Park, PA 15129
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Features

Learn more about all the great features and equipment at the South Park Children's Playground. This is not an extensive list of all the South Park Children's Playground has to offer. Explore the playground today to learn more!

Play areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 

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Swings
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History

The Children’s Playground in South Park, located at the intersection of Brownsville Rd and Corrigan Dr., was renovated and reopened to the public in December 2023. The site work construction was awarded to Mare Solutions Inc., and took approximately 5 months. The KOMPAN brand playground equipment installation was completed by AllPlay+, and the playground safety surface installed by ForeverLawn. The site design was completed by the Allegheny County Department of Parks, along with engineering support from KU Resources.

The project also received a $ 500,000.00 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The previous playground was nearly 30-year old and replaced entirely, along with new paths, seating, stairs, retaining walls, and landscape improvements. The project features nature-inspired playground equipment, built from black locust lumber, a naturally rot-resistant wood species, and showcases locally-sourced sandstone and native plant species. A stone and wood shelter at the playground site, believed to have been built in 1940, was incorporated into the new design. The site’s parking lot also had a major makeover. Nearly 30,000sf of asphalt paving was removed and replaced with green space. This also included 133 new trees, which will significantly reduce polluted storm-water runoff to nearby Catfish Run.  

 


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Coming soon: full playgrounds listing!