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Permitting inquiries should be directed to the
downtown Administrative Office at 412-350-2455
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.


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Deer Lakes Park is a good illustration of the development of natural assets into a specific park idea. Deer Lakes already had a large man-made lake that was used for fishing, and during its development that lake was improved and two other lakes added, all using the same water-shed and leading one to the other. The lakes are spring fed, and construction of dams and new settling basins have made the site a paradise for fishermen.

Analysis of the Deer Lakes township area and the service the park could provide to mining communities such as Russellton, Culmerville, and Curtisville suggested that fishing was an ideal theme. The state fisheries stock the lakes with pan fish such as bluegill, crappy, perch, sunfish, and trout. Some catfish, and a few bass are also found in the lake. Some local residents count on the fish as part of their regular diet. The picnic areas of the park all have the names of fish.

Courtesy of R. Jay Gangewere, Carnegie Magazine 

 


DATE  2015 EVENTS  TIME 

YEAR ROUND

 
Year Round Check for group events offered by the Boyce Nature Center   

Varies

Disc Golf Monthly Mixers
For dates, times and fees,
Visit WWW Link Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society 

Varies

FEBRUARY

 
2/7 - 2/28 

Mini-Maple Steps
(Weather Permitting - All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Wed. & Thurs.

MARCH

 
3/27 & 3/28  Star Party at  Wagman Observatory
Sponsored by:
WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh. 
Sunset

APRIL

 
4/4 - 6/4  Signing & Stories
(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
(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. 
4/24 & 4/25  Star Party at Wagman Observatory
Sponsored by:
WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh.
WWW Link What is a Star Party?  
Sunset

MAY

 
Thru 5/8

Arbor Days
(All Ages)

1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
Thru 6/4 Signing & Stories
(All Ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
Thru 6/13 Senses Awakened
(All Ages)
1-hr. sessions
for 12 or more,
Tues.-Sat.
Thru 6/20

Spring Natural History Tours/Walks
(All Ages)

1-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.
5/22 & 5/23  Star Party at Wagman Observatory
Sponsored by:
WWW Link Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Pgh.
WWW Link What is a Star Party?  
Sunset
5/29 - 9/7  Spray Park
Season start
10 am - 8 pm