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Deer Lakes Park

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Park Office (724) 265-3520
Wagman Observatory (724) 224-2510

Permitting inquiries should be directed to the
Downtown Administrative Office at (412) 350-2455
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Deer Lakes Park is splendid in it's Fall colors 

   Facilities & Features 

 
  • Disc Golf Course 
           WWW Link Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society     
  • Wagman Observatory 
           WWW Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh. 
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    Deer Lakes Park is a good illustration of the development of natural assets into a specific park idea. Deer Lakes already had a large man-made lake that was used for fishing, and during its development that lake was improved and two other lakes added, all using the same water-shed and leading one to the other. The lakes are spring fed, and construction of dams and new settling basins have made the site a paradise for fishermen.

    Analysis of the Deer Lakes township area and the service the park could provide to mining communities such as Russellton, Culmerville, and Curtisville suggested that fishing was an ideal theme. The state fisheries stock the lakes with pan fish such as bluegill, crappy, perch, sunfish, and trout. Some catfish, and a few bass are also found in the lake. Some local residents count on the fish as part of their regular diet. The picnic areas of the park all have the names of fish.

    Courtesy of R. Jay Gangewere, WWW Link Carnegie Magazine 



    DATE  2014 EVENTS  TIME 

    YEAR ROUND

     
    Year Round Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center   

    Varies

    Disc Golf Monthly Mixers
    For dates, times and fees,
    Visit WWW Link Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society 

    Varies

    AUGUST

     

    8/1 & 8/2
     

    Star Party at Wagman Observatory
    Sponsored by:
    WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh.
    WWW Link What is a Star Party?  
    Sunset
    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.
    8/10

    William Dell & Wee Jams Concert & Car Cruise
    Follow signs to Entrance 2, Crayfish Drive

    BYO chair/blanket, join the festival of fun!
    100 show car goodie bags, door prizes, food, raffles & more.
    Admission: $6/person, kids under 12 are FREE
    Vendors contact rrussell1952@hotmail.com 

    Benefits Allegheny Valley Marine Corps League

    Photo from event  Photo from event 

    11:30 am
    Show:
    2-4:30 pm
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    8/24 World Wide Web Icon Go Orienteering
    Register at Anglers Shelter
    A competitive form of land navigation.
    Bring a compass or we'll loan you one.
    Map fee: $6
    Sponsored by World Wide Web Icon WPOC  
     
    11 am - 3:30 pm

    8/29 & 8/30
    Weather
    Permitting

    Star Party at Wagman Observatory 
    Watch the Summer Milky Way cut the sky in half and observe Mars, Saturn and the Crescent Moon four days after New Moon. View areas of the night sky where stars are born and see rich star clusters and beautiful double stars. Observe the Hercules Cluster, the Ring Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy.

    Various celestial objects will be observed just after sunset and will be visible through both the observatory and members’ telescopes. 

    Did you get a telescope recently and don't know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help! Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? Wagman Observatory is the place to start. We'll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.

    Sponsored by:
    WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh.
    WWW Link What is a Star Party?  

    Sunset

    SEPTEMBER

     
    9/1 Spray Park
    Season end
    8 pm
    9/13 & 9/27  Dark Sky Star Party at Wagman Observatory
    Sponsored by:
    WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh. 
    WWW Link What is a Star Party? 
    Sunset
    TBA The Hunt LogoThe Hunt - Regional Disc Golf Tournament 
    One day, two-round, PDGA-sanctioned B-tier tournament.
    Discount for PDGA members. Entry fees range from $50 for Professional divisions to $25 for Amateur divisions.
    WWW Link Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society 
     8:30 am - 6 pm

    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
    (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 Habitiats
    (All Ages)

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

    10/11   Moonrise Star Party at Wagman Observatory
    Sponsored by:
    WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh. 
    WWW Link What is a Star Party? 
     Sunset
    10/16 - 11/13  Woody Plants
    (All Ages)

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

    NOVEMBER

     
    TBA

    8th Annual Turkey Shoot &
    Disc Golf Monthly Tournament
    Check their events calendar for most current info.
    WWW Link Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society
     

    Check website 
    11/1    

    Star Party at Wagman Observatory
    Sponsored by:
    Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh
    What is a Star Party?

    Sunset