South Park Fairgrounds Oval Improvements
The oval track, fields and surrounding areas are all part of the former South Park Fairgrounds. While the County fair is a beloved memory, the fairgrounds continue to be well used for other purposes. This area is the heart of South Park. The improvement project, funded by the Department fo Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County and the Parks Foundation, will begin needed upgrades to the track, fields, and landscaping. As additional funds are raised, additional improvements will be designed and constructed.
North Park Lake Trail
North Park has a beautifully scenic 75-acre lake in the heart of the park. Improvments to the five mile trail are intended to connect the Rachel Carson Trail, a 34-mile trail that extends from North Park to Harrison Hills Park, to improve trail safety for users while providing an opportunity to explore and experience the park's varied ecology.
Settler's Cabin Park Connector Trail - Phase 1 (within park)
Settler's Cabin Park serves a growing population in the western section of the county. Phase 1 of the connector trail will link Settler's Cabin Park to Walkers Mill in Collier Township adjacent to the Panhandle Trail; a 29-mile trail that stretches from Carnegie to Weirton, WV and includes a link to the Montour Trail.
Eagle Scout Award Program
The Boy Scouts have been using and improving the county parks for decades. This long time tradition continues today and Scout Troops use the parks in their communitites for a variety of outdoor activities and service projects. Eagle Scouts have delivered hundreds of projects including benches, bridges, gardens, solar power demonstrations, trail construction and ADA improvements that enhance the park experience. The Eagle Scout Award Program will help continue this tradition as the Parks Foundation and the Scouts work together to enhance all nine parks.
South Park Montour Connector Trail
A connector trail from South Park to the nearby the Montour Trail was completed summer 2013. Whether a destination or starting point, South Park is now strategically linked to the 47 mile long Montour Trail which connects to the Great Allegheny Passage.
11/20/14 South Park Fairgrounds Oval Improvements Construction Complete
Construction is complete on the South Park Oval area! Please be patient with use limitations as the grass establishes. The entire area, including the fields, will be opened for use in the…
07/22/14 Glotfelty Appointed Executive Director of Allegheny County Parks Foundation
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation Board of Directors appointed Caren Glotfelty as executive director of the organization effective August 1, 2014. "The Allegheny County Parks Foundation is delighted that Caren…
06/13/14 North Park - GATEWAYS AND MUNICIPAL ROW PATHS Construction Begins
Construction is underway! Work will begin Monday June 16th on two separate projects in North Park along Ingomar Road. The first project by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works will replace…
05/09/14 South Park Oval on KDKA TV
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03/31/14 Progress on North Park Lake Trail - Ingomar Road Phase
The trail improvements along Ingomar Road are on schedule to be implemented after Labor Day this year. During construction expect trail use restrictions on the Ingomar Road section of the five mile…
11/20/13 Parks Foundation Office Moves to Boyce Park
On November 20, 2013, a moving team courtesy of Mascaro Construction loaded the Parks Foundation furniture and equipment for an office relocation from downtown to the Boyce Park Administration. "For the Parks Foundation to be…
10/15/13 John P. Surma Honored as the the Founding Chairman of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation
Allegheny County Parks Foundation Resolution Honoring John P. Surma WHEREAS, John P. Surma has served with distinction as the Founding Chairman of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation since its inception…