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Park Office 412-835-4810, 4809, 5710
Permitting Hours:   8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Open Saturdays:
Hours:
 May 16 - Sept. 5
 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Closed noon-1pm) 
BMX Track 412-831-3620
Golf Course 412-835-3545, 9946
Ice Skating Rink 412-833-1499
Martial Arts Center 412-854-4633
Naturalist 412-835-0143 
Oliver Miller Homestead 412-835-1554
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Wave Pool 412-831-0810

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The Oliver Miller Homestead  Festivities at the Oliver Miller Homestead 
 Oliver Miller Homestead 

DATE 

2015 EVENTS 

TIME 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 
Year Round Volunteers Needed  
World Wide Web Icon Hundred Acres Manor  
 
Until
Mid-March
Ice Skating
Winter Golf 
 
April - Oct World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre  Varies
Tuesdays
during the
summer
Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions throughout the summer at the South Park Demonstration Gardens 4 pm - 6 pm

FEBRUARY

 
2/7  Fossils
Nature Center
Sift through ancient rocks for some great fossils from prehistoric Pennsylvania.
 10 am
2/14  Valentines Day Celebration
Join us for a Valentine's Day Celebration at the North Park and South Park ice rinks. Enjoy 2-for-1 admissions, free Valentine tri-color leis, free commemorative photo booths, and drawings for couples' gift baskets. For More Information, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/winterfun.
Ice Skating Rink
7:30 - 9 pm
2/16  Ice Skating Rink
Special Hours on Presidents Day
Special Hours:
Noon - 5 pm 
2/17 

Mardi Gras Skate at County Ice RInks
Free Mardi Gras tri-color leis for all skaters, white supplies last. Weather & conditions permitting. Allegheny County residents: $3 for ages 0-17; $5 for ages 18-59; and $3 for ages 60 & older. Non-residents: $4 for ages 0-17; $6 for ages 18-59; and $4 for ages 60 & older. Does not include equipment rental. For equipment rental information & group discount rates, visit the ice skating website.
North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink

7:30 - 9:00 pm
2/17 South Park Table Tennis - Competitive Play
Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free.
South Park Home Economics Building
7:30 pm
2/18 

Family Skate
$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for County Residents. $13 per family for non-residents.

4:30 - 7 pm
2/19  South Park Table Tennis - Informal Practice
Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free.
South Park Home Economics Building
7:30 pm
2/24  South Park Table Tennis - Competitive Play
Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free.
South Park Home Economics Building    
7:30 pm
2/25 

Family Skate
$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for County Residents. $13 per family for non-residents.

4:30 - 7 pm

MARCH

 
3/1  South Park Stroll
Conducted by Venture Outdoors, Meet at Ice Rink Parking Lot
1 - 3 pm
3/1 - 11/30  In-Line Skating/Deck Hockey
Season
 
3/2 

Ice Skating Show 
Skating Rink

7 pm
3/4 

Family Skate
$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for County Residents. $13 per family for non-residents.

4:30 - 7 pm
3/5  South Park Table Tennis - Informal Practice
Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free.
South Park Home Economics Building
7:30 pm
3/11

Family Skate
$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for County Residents. $13 per family for non-residents.

4:30 - 7 pm
3/14 & 3/15 Skate with a Leprechaun
Ice Skating Rink
Live skating leprechaun will be on hand.  Wear green and you will receive $1 off admission price. Skaters will receive a free St. Patrick's Day lei, while supplies last.
11 am - 10 pm
3/15  Ice Skating
Season End
9:00 pm
Mid-March  Winter Golf
Season End
 
3/16  Senior Citizen Golf Permits On Sale
Season Locker Rentals On Sale
Golf Course  
 
3/18  Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen’s advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month. 
7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
3/21  The Natural Home - Inside and Out
South Park Nature Center
Radio-host Faith Starr with tips to make your home toxin-free and naturally clean.
10 am
3/27 -
Columbus Day 
Regular Golf 
Season Start
Weather and conditions permitting 
 

APRIL

 
Mondays
First Practice
TBA
South Park BMX Practice
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Open House
& First Race
TBA
South Park BMX Races
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

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Wednesdays  South Park BMX Races
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

Registration 6-7 pm
Race at 7:30 pm

4/1 - 10/31  Tennis 
Season Start
 
4/11  27th Annual Salvation Army Fabric Fair
Home Economics Building
Do your spring cleaning, get a bargain and support your neighbors in need. Patterns, beautiful upholstery, elegant fabric, yarns and notions at discount prices are only a few things in store! Sponsored by the organization’s Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary, not only is this event a bargain, but a major fundraiser benefiting local families who are hurting.
Sponsored by World Wide Web Icon The Salvation Army
For more information call (412) 835-3162.
9 am - 2 pm
4/11 & 4/12  Allegheny Marbles Tournament
Spreading Oak Facility
1 -3 pm
4/15  Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen’s advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.
7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
4/18  Spring Wildflowers
Nature Center
Search for beautiful spring wildflowers along a narrow stream valley
10 am
4/19 Prince and Princess Ball
Children are encouraged to wear costumes and have their picture taken with our Princesses and Princes.
$10/child (first two); $5/each add'l child; Parents are free!
PDF Icon Event Flyer 
Noon - 3 pm

Reservation Deadline: 4/6

4/26, 5/17, 6/13

Magical Monarchs Family Workshops (session 1 of 3 - 3rd session at the zoo)
Presented by: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Families with children ages 2 - 13.
$20 per family. Includes all 3 sessions and admission to zoo on June 13.
Pre-registration required.
To register call (412) 365-2527 or e-mail: reservations@pittsburghzoo.org.
Event Location: South Park Nature Center
PDF Icon Event Flyer 

2 pm - 3:30 pm 
Thru Columbus Day Regular Golf   
Thru 10/31 Tennis   

MAY

 
Sundays
 

Open for Tours
Last admission at 4 pm
$1 admission
External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead  

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Mondays
No race on
Memorial Day
South Park BMX Practice
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturdays
 

South Park BMX Races
(SP BMX Track)
World Wide Web Icon Check SP BMX website for more info.

Registration 6-7 pm
Race at 7:30 pm

5/3  Survive & Thrive - Skills on the Frontier
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - all ages)
1:30 - 4:30 pm
(Last admission
@ 4 pm)  
5/9  Birdwatching
(Nature Center - youth & adult)
View colorful spring migrants while learning about bird behavior and songs.
8:30 am  
5/9 South Park Fairgrounds Oval Grand Re-Opening Lunch
Enjoy a lunch featuring Rowdy BBQ and Rivertowne Brewing, as well as family games and activities. Cost is $35 per person for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 & under. Proceeds further the work of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Contributions are tax-deductible. Purchase tickets now.
12 noon - 2 pm
5/9 South Park Fairgrounds Oval Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration
The ceremony will be followed by free family games, activities, arts and crafts, as well food and beverages for purchase from local food trucks!
2 - 5 pm
5/9 Allegheny County Marbles Program
South Park Fairgrounds Oval
2 - 5 pm
5/9 South Park Fairgrounds Oval Grand Re-Opening Concert
Enjoy a free concert featuring NOMaD
5 pm
5/16 Friends of South Park Annual Golf Outing
Green and Tee Sponsorships available.
Foursomes available.
Accepting checks until April 30.
See PDF Icon Event Flyer for details.
9 am - End of Event
5/16  Critters in the Water
(Oliver Miller Homestead Parking Lot)
Prepare to be amazed at what lives in the streams of South Park. Bring old shoes and clothes, you may get wet.
10 am
5/16 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run
South Park Fairgrounds Oval Ballfields
Free & open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Pre-registration is required by clicking here. An exciting skills event providing boys and girls the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition, including team championship events at all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Boys and girls will be split into two different divisions. Competition times:
  • Ages 7-8 at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Ages 9-10 at 11:15 a.m. 
  • Ages 11-12 at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Ages 13-14 at 1:45 p.m.
10 am - 3 pm
5/17  Sheep to Shawl & 18th Century Fashions
(External Internet Link Oliver Miller Homestead - all ages)
Sheep shearing, spinning. an 18th century fashion show and children's story time highlight the day's events. $2 admission  
1:30 - 4:30 pm
5/20  Friends of South Park Meeting
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Facebook)
World Wide Web Icon Friends of South Park (Website)
Buffalo Inn
Open to the public
The Friends of South Park is a citizen's advocacy group focused on park betterment. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park which need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.
7 pm Council
7:30 pm General
5/22  Two Player Scramble
(Golf Course)
 
5/30 - Labor Day  Wave Pool Open
(Weather & Conditions Permitting)
11:30 am - 7 pm
Thru Columbus Day Regular Golf   
Thru 10/31 Tennis   

JUNE

 
Thru Columbus Day Regular Golf   
Thru 10/31 Tennis