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Harrison Hills Park

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Park Office 724-295-3570 or
Deer Lakes Park Office 724-265-3520

Permitting inquiries should be directed to the
downtown Administrative Office at 412-350-2455
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.


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Harrison Hills Events  |  Friends of Harrison Hills 
 
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Harrison Hills Park in Harrison Township occupies the extreme northeast portion of Allegheny County, bordering the Allegheny River and offering a magnificent overlook in which the viewer can see three other counties -Westmoreland, Butler and Armstrong. The theme of the picnic groves and shelters is seeing birds, trees and plants: Wake Robin, Laurel, Buckeye and Overlook.

Courtesy of R. Jay Gangewere, Carnegie Magazine 

 
 

DATE 

2015 EVENTS 

TIME 

YEAR ROUND

 
Year Round

Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center

 
Varies

Check event sponsor websites for fees, reservations, 
updates and more info about events:
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills 
WWW Venture Outdoors 

Varies

FEBRUARY

 
2/7 - 2/28  Mini-Maple Steps
(Weather permitting - school groups only)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Wed. & Thurs.
Thru 2/7

Natural Art
(Weather permitting - all ages)

1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
2/14  Great Backyard Bird Count
Environmental Learning Center
9 am - 4 pm
2/14  Edible Valentine Decorations
For Kids & Birds
Environmental Learning Center
1 - 3 pm
Thru 2/14

Winter Additions
(Weather permitting - all ages)

1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
2/21  Monthly Meeting 
Environmental Learning Center 
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills 
1 pm
Thru 3/7 Winter Natural History Tours/Walks
(Weather permitting - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 3/13

Signing & Stories
(Weather permitting - all ages)

1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 10/10 Native American Stories & Wildlife Activities
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
2 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.

MARCH

 
3/7  Vermi-composting Workshop
Environmental Learning Center
Nature event conducted by Pennsylvania Resource Council
Register at Pennsylvania Resources Council or call 412-488-7490 Ext. 226
$50 per person; $55 for couples
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10:30 am - Noon
Thru 3/7 Winter Natural History Tours/Walks
(Weather permitting - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 3/13

Signing & Stories
(Weather permitting - all ages)

1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
3/21  Talking Turtle
Environmental Learning Center 
Turtle expert, Greg Levish, will share his knowledge about turtles and some delicious snapper soup and much more!
PDF Icon Event Flyer
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills  
1 - 3 pm
3/21  Monthly Meeting 
Environmental Learning Center 
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills 
1 pm
3/21 - 4/11  Horticultural Series - "Seeding" 
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
 1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat. 
Thru 10/10 Native American Stories & Wildlife Activities
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
2 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.

APRIL

 
4/4 - 6/4  Signing & Stories
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
4/10 - 5/8  Arbor Days
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
4/11  Pierogi Hike
Conducted by Venture Outdoors, $15 Members - $20 Guests
Environmental Learning Center
2 - 5 pm
Thru 4/11 Horticultural Series - "Seeding"
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
4/11 - 6/13  Senses Awakened 
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat. 
4/11 - 6/20  Spring Natural History Tours/Walks
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
4/18  Monthly Meeting 
Environmental Learning Center 
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills 
10 am
4/18  Families Untamed with the Pittsburgh Zoo Nature Club
(Families and Children ages 2-13)
Environmental Learning Center
2 pm - 4 pm
4/18 - 4/19  Allegheny County Marbles Program
Overlook 1 Pavilion
1 - 3 pm
4/21 - 4/25  Earth Activities
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
4/25  Earth Day Park Clean Up
Lunch Provided 
WWW Friends of Harrison Hills 
10 am - 4 pm
4/25 - 6/13  Horticultural Series - "Transplanting"
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat. 
Thru 10/10 Native American Stories & Wildlife Activities
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
2 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.

MAY

 
Thru 5/8 Arbor Days
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 6/4 Signing & Stories
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 6/13 Senses Awakened
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 6/13 Horticultural Series - "Transplanting"
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 6/20 Spring Natural History Tours/Walks
(All ages)
1 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.
Thru 10/10 Native American Stories & Wildlife Activities
(Outdoor Classroom - all ages)
2 hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues. - Sat.