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Selection    Lifeguard swim test dates set for 4/19 & 5/3 
Selection    2014 Marbles Program is ready to "roll"!

What's the Latest?
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Selection  Boyce Park
   Allegheny County Marbles Program - 5/3 & 5/4
   Wave Pool Open - 5/31
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Deer Lakes
   Star Party at Wagman - 5/2 & 5/3
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Selection  Harrison Hills
   Earth Day Park Clean Up - 4/26 & 4/27
   Allegheny County Marbles Program - 4/26 & 4/27
   Three Rivers Birding Club Walk - 5/3, 5/10 & 5/31
   Allegheny County Parks Quest Series - 5/4
   Learn to Fish - 5/4
   Bird Walks - 5/5 & 5/10
   Taking Seedlings Home - 5/17
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Hartwood Acres
   Gardening & Nature Programs - 4/26
   Mother's Day Tea & Tours - 5/10 & 5/11
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

North Park
   Earth Day Redd Up - 4/22
   Latodami Events - 4/26
      Rain Garden Party and Apple Blossoms
      (registration required for both events)
   Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - 4/26
   Household Chemical Collection - 5/3
   Volunteers Needed for Clean Up Day - 5/10
   Allegheny County Marbles Program - 5/12 & 5/13
   Swimming Pool Open - 5/31  
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Selection  Round Hill
   Sheep Shearing - 5/10
   Allegheny County Parks Quest Series - 5/18
Selection  Settlers Cabin
   Allegheny County Parks Quest Series - 5/4
   Wave Pool Open - 5/31  
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  South Park
   "Bottoms Up!" Opening Show - 4/24
   South Park Cleanup - 4/26
   Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - 4/26
   Oliver Miller Homestead Visitor Appreciation Day - 5/4
   "A Love Affair" Opening Show - 5/15
   Wave Pool Open - 5/31
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  White Oak Park
   Allegheny County Parks Quest Series - 4/20
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Special Features

Selection  Allegheny County Gardens warns
about Invasive Insects and Plants 
Selection  Ballfield Permits & Golf Permits  
Selection  Community Days Program & Park Pass Program  
Selection  Find a Parks Form 
Selection  Flag Retirement Plaza 
Selection  Groves & Shelters 
Selection  Maps of the Parks, with GIS Trail Maps
Selection  Nature Centers 
Selection  Parks Action Plan 
Selection  Agricultural Reserve Parcels Report
lists non-commercial properties that are open to the public
for recreation at no charge or fee under the Office of Property
Assessments' Clean & Green Program.

Operating Philosophy


The department acts as the manager of County owned properties designed for the use as park sites. The Department is charged by the County Executive to guarantee the integrity of the parks property through thoughtful planning and management of resources and promoting programs, activities, services and facilities.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Allegheny County Parks is to enhance the quality of life and well being of Allegheny County residents through a regional parks system that: 

  • Provides quality landscapes, facilities, programs, and special events that meet county-wide needs for leisure and recreation on behalf of the diverse segments of the community;
  • Conserves natural and cultural resources while offering educational programs and opportunities for hands on experience;
  • Forms an integral part of a county-wide system of open spaces, greenways, and trails; and
  • Contributes to the economic vitality of the County.