Parks Department Releases “2013 Fun Guide”

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today released the “2013 Fun Guide,” which lists many of the events, activities and programs taking place this year in its nine regional parks. The guide includes concerts, nature programs, movies, sports clinics, plays, athletic events, classes, historical tours, fundraisers, and other special events. The vast majority of activities are free of charge.

“County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s goal is to have something going on in each of our nine parks every day of the year, and we are well on our way to accomplishing his vision,” said County Parks Director Andy Baechle. “The Allegheny County Parks are unique assets that provide a wide variety of sporting, leisure, cultural and entertainment opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests. I encourage everyone to take a look at the guide and take advantage of the fun.”

The 2013 Fun Guide is available in PDF format at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/FunGuide.pdf. Printed guides will be available soon in all nine county parks, as well as many Allegheny County offices.

Since new events are added daily, the Parks Department will issue a weekly schedule of activities via email through Labor Day. To receive the weekly updates and other Parks Department news and information, sign up online at www.alleghenycounty.us/newsroom/RequestNews.aspx.

Events, activities and programs are also posted on Allegheny County’s Facebook events page at  World Wide Web Icon www.facebook.com/AlleghenyCounty/events as well as the Parks Department website at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks. The locations of major facilities and buildings in the County Parks are available on Google Maps at World Wide Web Icon http://goo.gl/maps/KNc3i.

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Allegheny County operates nine public parks that span more than 12,000 acres. The County Parks system enhances the quality of life and well-being of citizens of Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Various seasonal and year-round programs, activities and amenities provide residents and visitors with educational and recreational opportunities. The County Parks also contribute to the economic vitality of the region. The nine parks include: Boyce Park in Monroeville and Plum; Deer Lakes Park in Frazer and West Deer townships; Harrison Hills Park in Harrison Township; Hartwood Acres Park in Hampton and Indiana townships; North Park in Hampton, McCandless and Pine townships; Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township; Settlers Cabin Park in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson townships; South Park in Bethel Park and South Park Township; and White Oak Park in White Oak Borough.