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In White Oak Park near McKeesport there are plants that exist nowhere else in the state. Trillium, wildflowers and particular types of groundcover have attracted the attention of botanists, and the western border of the park is rugged steep hillside that only the most adventurous hikers spend time on. Some of the stands of trees are primeval. The picnic groves have tree names such as Mountain Ash, Juniper, Beech, and Sumac.

Originally White Oak Park was to be doubled in size by a matching tract of land in Westmoreland County, which borders the park. But Westmoreland County decided not to participate, instead preferring to use White Oak. The sharing of park facilities is common enough, and other Allegheny County parks such as Harrison Hills and Round Hill routinely serve the populations of adjacent counties.

Renziehausen Park in McKeesport is only a short distance away, and is a popular and fully equipped community park with a band shell and other facilities. Once again, the county park must be understood as an attractive supplement to other, heavily used park facilities.

Courtesy of R. Jay Gangewere, Carnegie Magazine 


DATE  2015 EVENTS  TIME 

YEAR ROUND

 

Varies

Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center 

FEBRUARY

 

Thru 2/7

Natural Art
(All Ages)

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

Thru 2/14

Winter Additions
(Weather Permitting - All Ages)

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

2/16 

Mommy & Me Fitness Class
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
Free. Ages 2-4. Mat required. This class incorporates numerous fun, body-conditioning exercises that will captivate your child's attention while you get a great workout. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information

11 am - 12:00 Noon

2/17 

Arts & Crafts Class - Mini-Snowman Painting on Wood
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
$4 per person for supplies. Beginner arts & crafts class that uses everyday materials and encourages everyday creativity. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register and for more information.

11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

2/17 

Reflexology for the Hands
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
Free & open to the public. Please bring baby wipes and a towel or blanket. Can you relax your body by pressing specific points on your hands, help relieve pain, affect your sinuses, and improve your health? The answer to all of these questions is "yes!" Come and learn how to help yourself, your family and friends by using simple-to-learn reflexology techniques. Come prepared to learn and have fun. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register and for more information.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2/20, 2/23, 2/27 

Yoga Foundations Class
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
Free. Mat required. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work, while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register of for more information.
White Oak Park Angora Gardens

 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm

2/23 

Zumba Class
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.

 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

2/23, 2/25 

One-Stroke Painting Class
White Oak Park Angora Gardens
Free. No experience or supplies needed. A decorative painting class that teaches how to shade and highlight at the same time. No experience or supplies needed. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.

12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm

Thru 2/28

Horticultural/Art Therapy
(All Ages)

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

MARCH

 

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
(All Ages)

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

3/21 

World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors
Irish Ale Trail Walk
Angora Gardens 

1 - 4:30 pm

3/21 - 4/11 

Horticultural Series "Seeding" 
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

1-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.

Thru 4/11

Horticultural Series "Seeding"
(Greenhouse - 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 - 6/13 

Senses Awakened
(All Ages)

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

4/11 - 6/20 

Spring Natural History Tours/Walks 
(Historical Home - All Ages)

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

4/11 - 6/27 

Horticultural/Art Therapy 
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

4/21 - 4/25 

Earth Activities
(All Ages)

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

4/25 - 6/13 

Horticultural Series "Transplanting"
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

MAY

 

5/2 - 10/24 

Nature Fairy & Gnome Gardens
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

5/9 - 10/17 

Wetlands
(All Ages)
 

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

5/16 - 5/23 

Journal Memories
(All Ages)

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

5/16 - 9/26 

Wings
(All Ages)

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

5/23 - 8/15 

Beyond Borders
(All Ages)

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

JUNE

 

Thru 6/4

Signing & Stories
(All Ages)

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

6/6 - 6/20 

Botanical Recipes
(All Ages)

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

6/6 - 9/12 

Kitchen Gardens
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

Thru 6/13

Horticultural Series "Transplanting"
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

Thru 8/15

Beyond Borders
(All Ages)

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

Thru 9/26

Wings
(All Ages)

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

Thru 10/17

Wetlands
(All Ages)

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

Thru 10/24

Nature Fairy & Gnome Gardens
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

JULY

 

7/3 - 9/17 

Horticultural Terrariums Series "Containers"
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

7/10 - 9/19 

Horticultural/Art Therapy
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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

7/11 - 7/25 

Old-Thyme Herbs
(All Ages)

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

7/11 - 8/22 

Small & Mighty
(All Ages)

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

7/11 - 9/19 

Signing & Stories
(All Ages)

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

7/18 - 9/19 

Summer Natural History Tours/Walks
(All Ages)

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

Thru 8/15

Beyond Borders
(All Ages)

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

Thru 9/26

Wings
(All Ages)

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

Thru 10/17

Wetlands
(All Ages)

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

Thru 10/24

Nature Fairy & Gnome Gardens
(Greenhouse - All Ages)

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