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 2014 Summer Concerts 
Raccoon cartoon character 


Selection    Mansion construction is complete.  Guided Tours have resumed (reservations required).
Selection    Pool season is winding down!
   - Check the Swimming & Wave Pools page for the End of Season schedule which is in effect.
   - Spray Parks are open daily, 10 am - 8 pm through Labor Day.

What's the Latest?
Check Park homepages for more events!


Selection  Boyce Park
   Wave Pool (see End of Season schedule)
   Carpenter Log House open for tours on Sundays
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Deer Lakes
   Spray Park
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Star Parties - 8/29 & 8/30
   Go Orienteering - 8/24
Selection  Harrison Hills
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Hartwood Acres 
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
     (Mansion construction complete - Tours resume)
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Gardening Program -  8/23
   Hartwood Fest Tickets Available - 8/27
   Seldom Seen Tours! - 8/31
   Allegheny County Music Festival - 8/31
   The Market at Hartwood - 9/13
Selection  North Park
   Swimming Pool (see End of Season schedule)
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events 
Selection  Round Hill
   Spray Park
   Hay Ride for Homeless Animals - 10/11
   Day on the Farm Program - 10/20, 10/27
Selection  Settlers Cabin
   Wave Pool (see End of Season schedule)
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   Rock the Quarry (2-day concert) - 8/22 & 8/23
   Household Chemical Collection - 9/13
   Woodland Ecology - 9/20
Selection  South Park
   Wave Pool (see End of Season schedule)
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
   South Park Theatre
   Summer Concerts
   Friends' Mtg - 8/20, 9/17
   Wildflower Walk - 8/23
   Summer Frolic - 8/31
Selection  White Oak Park
   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.