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 links Settler's Cabin Park to Walkers Mill in Collier Township. A future Phase 2, outside park property, will link to the adjacent 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.
02/08/16 Meet Our New Board Members
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation welcomed two new board members recently. Todd Owens, Co-Founder and Principal of Nonprofit Talent, the region’s executive search and counseling agency to the nonprofit community, spends as much time outdoors as he can. He brings a wealth of experience to this position, having earned a…
01/20/16 Winter has arrived at the Allegheny County Parks!
12/21/15 Looking Ahead with Thanks for a Great Year in the Allegheny County Parks
11/02/15 Get your free registration for the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon!
Sign up to participate in a 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon event, designate the Allegheny County Parks Foundation as your charity, and get a free registration! Join our team here! …
10/21/15 Enjoy our October Newsletter!
We are excited to launch the "Love the Loop Campaign at North Park! Read more! October 2015 Newsletter …
08/10/15 Enjoy our August Newsletter!
Read about the great work of Patrick and Mardelle Kopnicky at Harrison Hills Park, our Eagle Scout reimbursement program, the Hartwood Mansion Great Gatsby Party and more! AUGUST 2015 NEWSLETTER …
07/15/15 Enjoy our July newsletter!
Read about Hartwood Gardens and find out how you can be a part of completing the North Park Lake Trail! JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER …