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Selection    County Parks Events & Activities on Facebook 

 2014 Summer Concerts 
Raccoon cartoon character 


Selection    Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival and Hay Day coming to Hartwood on September 27.
Selection    Tickets on sale for Hartwood Fest 2014, October 11.

What's the Latest?
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Selection  Boyce Park
   Collection Event (old woodstoves, wood-fired
         boilers) - 9/27
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Deer Lakes
   Star Party - 9/27
   Moonrise Party - 10/11
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Harrison Hills
   Three Rivers Birding Club Outing - 9/27
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  Hartwood Acres 
   Mansion & Stable Tours - Year Round
   Downton Abbey Themed Tea - 9/20
   Autumn Stable Tour and Hayride - 9/21
   Allegheny Green Festival & Hay Day - 9/27
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  North Park
   Platform Tennis Season Start - 9/1 thru 3/31
   9/11 Flag Ceremony - 9/18
   National Prescription Drug Take-Back - 9/27
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events 
Selection  Round Hill
   Hay Ride for Homeless Animals - 10/11
   Day on the Farm Program - 10/20, 10/27
Selection  Settlers Cabin
   Woodland Ecology - 9/20
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  South Park
   Friends' Mtg - 9/17
   South Park Theatre - 9/18 thru 10/4
   Oliver Miller Homestead,
        Revolutionary War Encampment - 9/20 & 9/21
   National Prescription Drug Take-Back - 9/27
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events
Selection  White Oak Park
   Check the Nature Center scheduled events

Special Features

Selection  Allegheny County Gardens warns
about Invasive Insects and Plants 
Selection  Ballfield Permits & Golf Permits  
Selection  Community Days Program & Park Pass Program  
Selection  Find a Parks Form 
Selection  Flag Retirement Plaza 
Selection  Groves & Shelters 
Selection  Maps of the Parks, with GIS Trail Maps
Selection  Nature Centers 
Selection  Parks Action Plan 
Selection  Agricultural Reserve Parcels Report
lists non-commercial properties that are open to the public
for recreation at no charge or fee under the Office of Property
Assessments' Clean & Green Program.

Operating Philosophy


The department acts as the manager of County owned properties designed for the use as park sites. The Department is charged by the County Executive to guarantee the integrity of the parks property through thoughtful planning and management of resources and promoting programs, activities, services and facilities.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Allegheny County Parks is to enhance the quality of life and well being of Allegheny County residents through a regional parks system that: 

  • Provides quality landscapes, facilities, programs, and special events that meet county-wide needs for leisure and recreation on behalf of the diverse segments of the community;
  • Conserves natural and cultural resources while offering educational programs and opportunities for hands on experience;
  • Forms an integral part of a county-wide system of open spaces, greenways, and trails; and
  • Contributes to the economic vitality of the County.