About County Parks

Learn more about the history and benefits of the Allegheny County Parks system.


The mission of the Allegheny County Parks Department is to provide quality landscapes, facilities, programs, and special events that meet county-wide needs for leisure and recreation.

Operating Philosophy

The Allegheny County Parks Department acts as the manager of county-owned properties designed to be used as parkland. The department is charged by the County Executive to guarantee the integrity of park property through thoughtful planning and management, and promoting programs, activities, services, and facilities.

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