South Park Ecological Assessment
In 2015 the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, together with the Allegheny County Parks Department, launched a systematic evaluation of natural resources and ecological assets in the parks beginning with Boyce Park. We partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) to conduct the first Ecological Assessment and Action Plan to provide a framework for project implementation to protect, preserve and improve the environmental health of the park. South Park has since been completed and in 2017, WPC will begin natural resources inventories in Hartwood Acres and Settlers Cabin Parks. Final reports will be added to the website as they are completed. If you would like to have a presentation to your club or organization on the findings of these reports, please contact us.
Chimney Swift Habitat Towers
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation, in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Parks, began the installation of chimney swift habitat towers in North and South Parks in 2016, with the goal of installing 100 towers in all nine county parks by spring 2017.
Boyce Park Ecological Assessment
In 2015 with generous funding from the PNC Foundation, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, together with the Allegheny County Parks Department, launched a systematic evaluation of natural resources and ecological assets in the parks beginning with Boyce Park. We partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) to conduct the first Ecological Assessment and Action Plan to provide a framework for project implementation to protect, preserve and improve the environmental health of the park.
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 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.
04/20/17 TWILIGHT PICNIC FOR THE PARKS
BILLY PORTER APPEARS AT HARTWOOD ACRES IN BENEFIT FOR ALLEGHENY COUNTY PARKS FOUNDATION TWILIGHT PICNIC FOR THE PARKS FACT SHEET WHO: Allegheny County Parks Foundation WHAT: Twilight Picnic For The Parks will assemble regional supporters in an intimate atmosphere that will feature a private performance by Pittsburgh's own Billy…
04/10/17 Check here for Boyce Park Race info!
Boyce Park Instructions Packet Pick UpPacket pick up will be held on Friday, April 21, from 5-8 PM at the Pro Bike + Run Store, 4030 William Penn Highway (in front of the Miracle Mile Shopping Center). Click here for a map and directions. It will also be held on…
04/03/17 Chimney Swifts Coming to a Park Near You!!
Read about it in our April Newsletter!…
02/28/17 Mark your calendars for these events!
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02/16/17 Twilight Picnic for the Parks. August 26, 2017. Hartwood Acres Park
Twilight Picnic For The ParksAugust 26, 2017 The rolling lawn of the stately Hartwood Acres Tudor mansion is the setting of the inaugural Twilight Picnic For The Parks, the signature fundraiser of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Twilight Picnic For The Parks will assemble regional supporters in an intimate atmosphere…
02/15/17 POUR AT THE PARK is back! September 8, 2017. North Park. Mark Your Calendar!
We'll see you September 8, 2017 at North Park! Mark your calendars! 2016 SPONSORS Thanks to our Tasting Cup Sponsor! http://workwear.aeconlinestore.com Thanks to Strada for sponsoring a Green Event! The National Safety Council is providing designated driver tickets as our safe transportation sponsor! We appreciate the legal…
02/09/17 THE ALLEGHENY 9 race series. Register for the Boyce Park race on April 22nd and enjoy a post-race beer breakfast provided by Rivertowne Brewing!
Register HERE for 3 or more races and receive a 20% discount! DISCOUNT CODES can be applied to individual races only. See the registration links below. April 22, 2017 (Saturday) 9AM BOYCE PARK, 10K trail and road …